We’ve not heard from this chap in almost three years. Back in February 2015 he was responsible for one of the best electropop songs of the year with ‘Don’t Say No‘. But three days after it crashed out of its heat at Melodifestivalen, he found himself signing on for state benefits. A psychology course at university followed, as did an extended break in India. But now Johan Krafman is back as a popstar. Midnight Boy releases his brand new single today, ‘Bombay Haze’ (written before his time in India, as it happens – together with Olle Blomström and Henrik Jonzon). Mercifully, he’s not felt the need to change his signature sound all too much. And ‘Bombay Haze’ is a rousing, epic, and instantly catchy electropop banger. It’s good to have (and hear) him back.
You can find ‘Bombay Haze’ on our Best New Synthpop playlist.