New Loney, Dear- “Loney Blues” & Video for “Young Hearts”

Image courtesy of Loney, Dear

It’s no secret that we’re eagerly awaiting the imminent release of Hall Music, the new album from Swedish singer-songwriter Loney, Dear (AKA Emil Svanängen). Last year we brought you the first whisperings of the album and a bootleg of a new song, but now we’re pleased to say that at least 2 more songs have surfaced. The first, “Loney Blues”, was released as part of a Something In Construction sampler earlier in the year, and you can listen to it on the Soundcloud embedded below. More recently, Emil released a very simple video of him at the piano playing new song “Young Hearts”. I’m not entirely sure whether it’s a live recording or not. You might be hearing him playing and singing to a studio backing track. There’s definitely horns and strings coming from somewhere out of frame. I still haven’t been able to find a concrete release date for the album, so make the most of these previews; you might be waiting a while.


  1. emil said,

    February 28, 2011 at 23:52

    everything you see in the picture is real live, nothing else.

    piano and vocals recorded with a cell phone.

  2. emil said,

    February 28, 2011 at 23:54

    Vocals and piano live recorded with a cell phone, filmed by Malin Ståhlberg.
    Graphics by Carl Sundemo

    • Thom Owen Miles said,

      March 1, 2011 at 00:19

      Oh great! Yeah, the vocals and piano looked as if it was a live recording, and sounded very atmospheric, so I thought it was. I wasn’t sure though, because as the song builds towards the end you can hear a very subtle layer of what sounds like pulsating trumpet, and I wasn’t sure whether it was playing in the background as you played, or whether it was mixed in after. It’s a lovely song. Thanks for sharing it.

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