Track Of The Day: Majken – ‘This War Belongs To You’

With her gentle voice and “sad but sloppy” guitar playing, Majken is fast becoming a Get In Her Ears favourite. The Swedish songwriter has released her latest single ‘This War Belongs To You’ – another low-fi gem written in the same vein as it’s predecessor, ‘Lovely Daughter’.

Speaking of the new track, Majken explains: “The song is about self-preservation. The tension that is built up over the first two minutes bursts as the synths come in like a wall of tears. I was very young when I wrote this song, but my chest still gets heavy whenever I perform it.”

Majken has been writing songs since the age of fourteen, dealing with themes such as adolescent insecurity, desires of the heart, and her own mental health. Her musical insight in to these issues is sure to make her debut album (scheduled for release this Autumn via Kollektivet Records) a heart-wrenching, but valuable listening experience.

Listen to ‘This War Belongs To You’ below and follow Majken on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

WATCH: Majken – ‘Lovely Daughter’

Tentative, soft-focused, colourful visuals form the new video for Swedish songwriter Majken‘s single ‘Lovely Daughter’. The track is taken from her upcoming debut album, set to be released this Autumn via Kollektivet Records.

Directed and shot by Amanda Davies, Majken says the footage for ‘Lovely Daughter’ is “conceptual but still intimate and self-revealing” – a perfect reflection of the Malmo-based musician’s songwriting style. Majken has been writing songs since the age of 14 and has a clear intuition for delicate, tender sounds with “sad and sloppy guitar”.

Her debut album was recorded at her home with Damon Tutunjian (Mew, Swirlies), who appreciates lo-fi recordings, 70’s synthesisers and MIDI harp as much as she does. If the rest of her album sounds as sweet as ‘Lovely Daughter’, our ears are in for a treat this Autumn. Watch the video for the track below, and follow Majken on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

Track Of The Day: Majken – ‘Lovely Daughter’

Gentle but provocative: Swedish Newcomer Majken‘s new single ‘Lovely Daughter’ documents love and powerlessness through hushed vocals and lo-fi sounds. The track is taken from her upcoming debut album, which is set for release this Autumn via Kollektivet Records.

Majken was born in the southern Swedish coastal town of Karlskrona and has been writing music since the age of 14. The songs on her upcoming debut album explore themes of teenage desire, uncertainty of the heart, and mental health – experienced from both sides. The record was recorded at her home in Malmo with Damon Tutunjian (Mew, Swirlies), who allowed her to use his collection of 70’s synthesisers and effects, helping Majken to shape the sound of her first record.

Debut single ‘Lovely Daughter’ is a tentative and pretty offering from the Swedish newcomer, and we look forward to hearing more from her in the near future. Listen to the single below and follow Majken on Facebook for more updates.

 

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut