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Swedish duo First Aid Kit — sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg — have returned with their fantastic new single “It’s A Shame,” which premiered recently as a First Play on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio. Recorded in early 2017 and produced by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Laura Veirs) in Portland, OR, “It’s A Shame” is a plea to live in the moment, because everyone disposes of each other eventually. Klara and Johanna explain:
We went to Los Angeles last spring and spent five weeks there writing. It was a tough time for the both of us. We were in this beautiful sunny place, but mostly felt sad and lonely. "It's a Shame" is a song about the emptiness and desperation you feel after a relationship has come to an end. How you will go to great lengths just to numb the pain and feel less lonely.
“It’s A Shame” follows the band’s Columbia Records debut Stay Gold, a lush and ambitious 10-song collection that beautifully captures their vivid storytelling, landing First Aid Kit countless “Best of 2014” accolades. Earlier this spring, the duo also released a stand-alone single on International Women’s Day entitled, “You Are The Problem Here ”
Hailing from a southern suburb of Stockholm, Klara and Johanna began composing songs as teenagers in 2007. The sisters released two studio albums with Wichita Records — The Big Black And The Blue in 2010 and The Lion’s Roar in 2012, featuring stand-out single “Emmylou,” which prompted Rolling Stone to name the song one of its “10 Best Singles of 2012,” saying “you may not hear a more beautifully sung record this year.”
Van William's bleeding heart may be eternally affixed to his sleeve, but very few songwriters can make the therapeutics sound so fun. Known for the meticulous alt-pop song craft of his former acclaimed indie outfits, Port O'Brien and WATERS, on The Revolution EP, his first solo effort due fall 2017, Van William (nee Pierszalowski) offers an auspicious glimpse into a promising future.
Always the creative force that fueled his musical endeavors, William's newfound independence allowed room to roam in fresh and exciting ways. These four new tracks, a piercing song-cycle about the pain and disillusionment of lost love, have a dark, messy edge as William's consistently dazzling melodies and stirring choruses carry the emotional subject matter to striking affect.
With its irresistible refrain and exquisite arrangement, the EP's title track, "Revolution" featuring acclaimed Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit, is a textbook example — a perfect hook tempered by one of the saddest, smartest lyrics you'll ever hear. Similarly, "Fourth of July," "Never Had Enough of You," and "Cosmic Sign" (Demo), all sparkle with vulnerability, bittersweet sophistication and William's honeyed, yearning tenor. An enthralling introduction, (his full-length solo LP is due early next year) Van William's The Revolution EP signals the arrival of a truly gifted, young artist on the rise.