Swedish duo Smith & Thell are back this week with the visuals for their brand new single. It’s ‘February’, and it’s a bluesy ballad that was created specifically for this time of year. In the words of the pair themselves; “We wrote this song in the month of February last year. It was a grey time in life and an even greyer winter in Stockholm. All we could see around us were hollow-eyed people on the subway walking into each other and stepping on each other’s feet, drowsy from too little sleep and too much darkness. We said ‘let’s just be honest with ourselves that life sucks for the moment.’ Victor sat down by the piano, I was laying on the couch and the words ‘I’m as low as low can be, I just go home and watch TV’ came out. Named after this grey and cold month, we wanted to embody the everyday life faced here during this time. Sometimes you want a song to pick you up – but sometimes, at least for us, we just want to rest in our feelings and embrace the low’s for a while, before getting back “into the ring.” Sometimes you’re strong enough to be your own hero, but sometimes you just want to exist, and simply feel whatever you feel. Hopefully “February” will allow you to simply… feel”. It’s grim – but it’s a gorgeous listen! And we’re gagging for their first full length album – ‘Soulprints’ coming on May 12th.
You can find ‘February’ on our Best New Pop playlist.