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sir Was - Holding On To A Dream
Tracklist
A1Fly Away
A2No Giving Up
A3Deployed (feat. Little Dragon)
A4No More Seperation
A5The Sun Will Shine
B1Somewhere
B2Lean Into This
B3Speak Up
B4Trust
B5See U Again
B6Pin Me Down

sir Was
Holding On To A Dream

Memphis Industries | Item No: 675959
Vinyl LP | 2019 / EU – Original | New
18,99 €
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Item Description
The new album from Joel Wästberg a.k.a sir Was, "Holding on To a Dream", is a mesmerising twisting of genres - from classic soul and old-school hip-hop, to beautifully fresh pop structures. The new record is dense with ideas and adventurous, a sonic-leap forth. "I was interested in having a lusher sound, more rich," Wästberg says. "With the first record I had this idea that I wanted it to sound like an old vinyl record. I wanted this lo-fi, old-school sound. When I realized that I was actually making another album, I felt a bit scared of the whole thing, but it didn't take me that long to realise that the only thing I could do was to make something that felt really right in my body and soul. I've realised that there's nothing to be afraid of. I'm ready to explore so much more." The sense of exploration resonates throughout the record and can be defined by its start and end points. Opening track 'Fly Away' begins the expedition, a gleaming reflection of past insecurities as a jump-off point for the next chapter, all subtle beats and stark bursts of guitars that leap out of the mix.àElsewhere, 'No Giving Up' is a tender recollection of a past relationship, set to an equally affectionate composition, a glowing example of Wästberg's growing songwriting skills, while 'The Sun Will Shine' showcases another side of Joel's skillset, a playful production full of inspired ideas and nuances; a Les Fleurseque mellow breeze in the heat of the summer. The record's boldest moment is reserved for 'Deployed', a collaboration with Little Dragon's Yukimi Nagano. "Me and Little Dragon go way back. I've been hanging out with them for many years, and they were very supportive with my first album," Wästberg explains. "I remember that Yukimi was always asking me if I was making my own music. One day I was working in my small studio room, and Little Dragon were one floor up. Yukimi knocked on the door and asked if she could listen. I played her some of my songs and she said, "This is great, go out and talk to the world!". That was before my first album. So having Little Dragon as a feature here makes so much sense."àBeautifully bright and sincere, 'Deployed' is a perhaps the most vivid pop song that sir Was has released to-date. A heartfelt accounting of relationships, of knowing when to let go and when to fight for them, 'Holding On To A Dream', is a dreamy, groovy, lustrous treat of a record.à
Item Details
Item No:675959
Artist:sir Was
Titel:Holding On To A Dream
Label:Memphis Industries
Katalog-Nr:MILP 550 
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:EU – Original
Release Date:2019
Genre:Pop
Style:2010s
Available since:02.10.2019
Condition:New
Price:18,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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