ALBIN LEE MELDAU SHARES THE NEW SINGLE ‘HOLD YOUR HEAD UP’ FEATURING JACK SAVORETTI
ALBIN LEE MELDAU
SHARES THE NEW SINGLE ‘HOLD YOUR HEAD UP’ FEATURING JACK SAVORETTI LISTEN HERE
“Few singers can command an audience’s attention quite like Albin Lee Meldau… His voice is breathtaking, soulful, thunderous and impossible to ignore.”– NPR
“A rich blend of retro pop with good, old fashioned soul, Meldau captivates listeners with a direct, no-nonsense style.”– The Line of Best Fit
“A brilliant new artist.”– Dermot O’Leary, BBC Radio 2
“The ultimate bandage for fresh heartbreak.” – Wonderland
“Get used to hearing his name.” – The Sun
An arena-filling, multi-PlatinumTop 10 star in both Sweden and Norway, Albin Lee Meldau has teamed up with the UK’s chart-topping singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti for the new single ‘Hold Your Head Up’. The duo premiered the song last week when Jack joined Albin on stage at his huge 20,000 capacity outdoor headline show in Stockholm. Listen HERE.
‘Hold Your Head Up’ shows that the two artists are kindred spirits. Their two voices complement each other so well, with Albin’s grittier rasp and Jack’s brighter soul vocal both bringing a release of uplifting emotion. Backed by a similarly warm production, full of classic live instrumentation and flourishes of brass, ‘Hold Your Head Up’ provides a heartening tonic for the kind of days on which the world’s challenges get you down.
Albin says, “‘Hold Your Head Up’ is a song about an appeal to your loved one, not to drown. The only way they can swim is by themselves.”
Jack adds, “I had not met Albin before working on this track, I absolutely loved the song and that brought me to discover more of his work. Like me you can hear the English/ American influences mixed in with our European musical heritage. I’m hearing more and more of that and it’s great.”
‘Hold Your Head Up’ was written by Albin and Jack with the track’s producer Eg White (Adele, Florence + The Machine).
‘Hold Your Head Up’ follows ‘When You’re Here’ and ‘Forget About Us’ in previewing Albin’s eagerly awaited new English-language album, which was primarily produced by his good friend Eg White and Nick Lobel (Harry Styles, Sam Smith) . The album positions Albin to make his biggest international impact to date, having previously earned numerous playlists at Radio 2 and further airplay courtesy of Elton John’s Rocket Hour. The half-English artist’s numerous achievements include a Swedish Grammy nomination, winning the MMETA and Anchor Awards at the Reeperbahn Festival, and recording a coveted Tiny Desk session for NPR.
Jack Savoretti has released seven albums so far, the most recent two of which – ‘Singing To Strangers’ (2019) and ‘Europiana’ (2021) – both shot straight #1 on the UK Official Albums chart. Jack’sreputation as a singer-songwriter is perfectly epitomised by the collaborators he attracts: a who’s who of music that includes international stars such as Bob Dylan, Kylie Minogue, Shania Twain, Nile Rodgers, Mika, James Blunt and Sigma. His storytelling songwriting takes you on a journey of emotions, his songs often simultaneously transportive, evocative and wistful.