LISTEN: Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation – ‘Feel The Sun’

A swirling haze of sultry vocals and fuzzy guitars and synth textures; London-based psych outfit Josefin Öhrn + the Liberation have shared their latest single ‘Feel The Sun’. The track is taken from their upcoming album Sacred Dreams, which is set to be released in April via Rocket Recordings.

The band have seen a dramatic rise to prominence since the release of their debut EP Diamond Waves in 2014, which led to a nomination for a Swedish Grammy for “best newcomer”. Since then, Josefin and writing partner Fredrik have relocated from Stockholm to London and have created a new Liberation around them.

The new band consists of; Maki (Go Team), Patrick C Smith (Eskimo Chain), Matt Loft (Lola Colt) and Ben Ellis, who’s worked with both Iggy Pop and Swervedriver. They recorded the new album Sacred Dreams at Press Play studios run by Andy Ramsay of Stereolab, who also produced and programmed his non synced drum machines for the record.

With talented individuals surrounding them, Josefin and Fredrik are on track to release another altruistic record. Listen to ‘Feel The Sun’ below and follow Josefin Öhrn + the Liberation on Facebook for more updates.

Pre-order your copy of Sacred Dreams here.

Josefin Öhrn + the Liberation UK Tour Dates 2019
23 Apr – Oxford, The Bullingdon
24 Apr – Leeds, The Brudenell Social Club
25 Apr – Manchester, The Deaf Institute
26 Apr – London, Islington Assembly Hall
27 Apr – Bristol, Thekla
30 Apr – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

Track Of The Day: Josefin Öhrn + the Liberation – ‘Desire’

London-based psychedelic outfit Josefin Öhrn + the Liberation have shared their latest single ‘Desire’ and it’s a dark, frantic, immersive gem. The track is taken from their third Sacred Dreams, which will be released in April via Rocket Recordings.

Since 2014, Josefin Öhrn + the Liberation have been acquiring acclaim at a steady pace. Their debut album Horse Dance, and sophomore record Mirage were well received in both their homeland of Sweden – culminating in a ‘best newcomer’ nomination at Sweden’s Grammys – and here in the UK, receiving praise from BBC6 Music and a live session with Lauren Laverne. Now, the band are set to release a refreshing set of new tracks inspired by the universal themes of heartbreak and love.

Speaking about new single ‘Desire’ and the upcoming record, Josefin explains: “This album comes out of a period of heartbreak, loss and dissolution, but also of deep love, warmth and beauty unveiled in the middle of it. A sacred dream, the way we see it, is not necessarily a golden fluffy cloud river, but instead also contains all the shadows that need to be seen and felt in order to drop what has to go in order to truly live. And the dissonance of such a dream may not be immediately apparent, let alone the meaning of it. In a way all of these tracks seem to emanate from that place where we have almost reached a new shore, or maybe we missed it and are headed somewhere else entirely, but there’s no way of telling until afterwards.”

Listen to ‘Desire’ below and follow Josefin Öhrn + the Liberation on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut