I have a particular affinity with Sweden’s music. Well to be honest, with Nordic music more broadly and this is the third playlist which we’ve tackled in this field, after our Icelandic and Greenlandic playlists.
I sometimes write for a Nordic focussed music blog called The Line Of Best Fit and have worked with Swedish musicians too. And finally, our blog name – ‘Resfeber’ – is a Swedish word.
Today however, we bring you our Swedish Music Playlist, working in collaboration with the Hype Machine featured, Swedish new music blog, Sounds Of A Tired City. These guys know the electronic and experimental music of their home country better than I ever could and have picked out ten or so tracks that really get under the skin of modern Swedish music. Their selection features legends like The Field and TM404, alongside lesser-known brilliance like Ellen Arkbro, Sand Circles and more.
Swedish Music Travel Playlist:
In addition to this, we’ve ploughed through the finest music Sweden has to offer from our perspective too. The internationally acclaimed Lykke Li, sits alongside Robyn and The Knife and modern day classics. Delving deeper into the counties history, old favourites that stand the test of time add flavour to the playlist with Roxette and Neneh Cherry.
Perhaps the leading Nordic country in terms of international music success, Sweden has done so with a unique sound. They are the kings and queens of dreamy electronic music and you’d have to consider their environment a big influence.
Alongside that, Swedish traits of minimalism and uncluttered design flows through their music, as it does their architecture and art. I hope you enjoy this collaborative playlist and it will help you become a little closer to understanding the incredible culture of this country.
Many thanks to Sounds Of A Tired City.
Read More: Check out an article we wrote for The Skinny about how to use music to help you understand culture, all over the world.