Instrumental rock meets elements of modern nu-jazz on Pershagen’s new single ”Solen är en trumma”. An improvised track, translated into ”The sun is a drum”, and the second single from the Swedish band’s upcoming third album ”Hilma”. “Solen är en trumma” is a psychedelic jam built around an atmospheric foundation of bass and drums, decorated with the colorful sounds of guitar, pedal steel and organ. The band comments:
“‘Solen är en trumma’ is an entirely improvised song. A moment of magic which we luckily caught on tape in our studio. A moment where the chemistry between us was allowed to control the direction of the music, where nothing was predetermined but everything was created in the present. Like sitting in the driver’s seat of a car in the middle of nowhere – you’re controlling and steering, but at the same time you’re a passenger on a journey to somewhere you’ve never been.”
“Solen är en trumma” is out on all streaming platforms on February the 4th. Pershagen will release their third studio album “Hilma” in the spring of 2022 via Lövely Records.
More about Pershagen:
Sweden’s Pershagen have created their very own niche of dreamy and cinematic instrumental music, where psychedelic rock meets post rock, and Scandinavian gloominess meets colorful moments of bliss. The band was formed in 2014 and has since built up an impressive resume, including tours in Russia, China, Scandinavia and mainland Europe, and collaborations with musicians such as Dungen’s Gustav Ejstes. Pershagen’s music has been acknowledged by nationwide Swedish media, and members of the band have played with artists such as Sarah Klang, Henning, Staffan Sundström, and The Riven.
Jimmie Nilsson – Guitar
Theo Stocks – Pedal Steel, Guitar
Andreas Sahlin – Bass
Johan Kalla – Drums