New album Farewell, Bacchus Point out now!

I’m proud to present that my next album Farewell, Bacchus Point is out now! Listen to the whole album below 🙂

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About the album (english)

Bacchus Point is a fictitious place, a symbol of decadent and careless adolescence. As I was approaching my 40s, I was compelled to write an album about saying goodbye to youth in a way. So Farewell, Bacchus Point is mainly about growing older and sort of questioning the life you’ve led up to this point, a theme mostly prevalent in lead single “Half-Life”. The album also drops on the day I turn 40, which was symbolically fitting.

As a result of this existential pondering for the past two years – the period in which this album was written and recorded – I found myself looking back to my musical awakening during the 90s. I came to realize that I had soaked up various parts of UK pop history, including 60’s psychedelia, “Madchester” drum beats, the Cure’s melodic sensitivity, the Smiths-driven rhythm guitars and the massive choruses of the Britpop era. All put together in my usual idiosyncratic way. I’ve always loved bands such as the Kinks, Moody Blues, Pulp and Oasis so it all made sense.

Some lyrical lines are making small references to the current strange times, but as a whole, this album is mostly a timeless effort, unrelated to virus outbreaks, media hysteria and street protests. I also deliberately tried to make an album where every song could be a single, crafting each track as accessible and hooky as possible.

Om albumet

Bacchus Point Ă€r en fantasiplats, eller en symbol för den lĂ€ttjefulla och obrydda ungdomen. NĂ€r jag började nĂ€rma mig 40 kĂ€nde jag mig nödgad att sĂ€tta ihop ett musikaliskt farvĂ€l till ungdomen. SĂ„ Farewell, Bacchus Point handlar huvudsakligen om att Ă„ldras och ifrĂ„gasĂ€tta livet du hittills levt. Albumet slĂ€pps ocksĂ„ dagen jag fyller 40 (25:e september) vilket kĂ€ndes passande pĂ„ ett symboliskt sĂ€tt. 🙂

Som ett resultat av existentiella grubblerier under de senaste tvĂ„ Ă„ren – perioden dĂ„ albumet skrevs och spelades in – började jag söka mig tillbaka till mitt musikaliska uppvaknande under 90-talet. NĂ€rmast undermedvetet började jag hĂ€mta inspiration frĂ„n olika delar av den brittiska pophistorien, inklusive 60-talspsykedelia, Happy Mondays-aktiga trumkomp och skrĂ„lvĂ€nliga Britpop-refrĂ€nger. Jag har alltid Ă€lskat band som Kinks, Moody Blues, Primal Scream och Oasis sĂ„ det var egentligen ganska naturligt.

DĂ„ förstasingeln “Half-Life” behandlar sorgen kring Ă„ldrandet och det rutinmĂ€ssiga livet beskriver avslutande “The Document Knows” (och tillika andrasingeln) en slags acceptans kring Ă„rens förlopp och det cykliska i livet.

Vissa textrader refererar till “dessa mĂ€rkliga tider”, men som helhet Ă€r Farewell, Bacchus Point en personlig skapelse som Ă€r frĂ„nkopplat frĂ„n virusutbrott och protester. Jag försökte ocksĂ„ medvetet skapa ett tidlöst album dĂ€r varje lĂ„t kunde vara en singel, vilket jag hoppas jag lyckades med.

/André Brorsson, Stars in Coma, August 2020

Copenhagen, August 2020. Pic taken by Nicole Eklund

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