(photo: Hampus Hjellstro?m)
What’s this? The brand-new single from Swedish artist Elina, after her impressive breakthrough in 2018. This is ‘Another Round’.
What’s it like? Precisely the kind of song that made us fall hard for her on first listen – a delicate piano ballad that manages to exude an almighty amount of strength despite its perceived tenderness.
What does Elina say? “I’ve actually had this song as a draft on my phone for years, and it finally ended up as ‘Another Round.’ It’s always had a somewhat nostalgic nature, revolving lyrically around a phone call to someone from the past. I’m personally very good at romanticising the past. I guess it’s a common phenomena. It’s like there’s a place within, holding all the memories of times you truly miss. Times where things were brighter and you were happier, acting as a constant reminder to yourself – especially when you’re questioning things in your life or going through a rough time. Deep down I know that I wouldn’t want to actually return to those times or places. Still, it’s kind of a happiness bank for me. I’m not talking about young love in particular, but all kinds of things. I won’t ever actually have access to this dreamy happy place but I can stop by right outside and sit down when I need to, absorbing some of its light.”
More from Elina? A few months back, she released the song ‘Free‘.
You can find ‘Another Round’ on our Best New Pop playlist.