The brand new SYMPHONY OF SWEDEN EP, “Get Out Of My Mind” was released a little more than one week ago – and it’s one of the band’s most successful releases so far! Hereby we’d like to thank you for all the features so far, we share every one of them in the upcoming days! The title track, “Get Out Of My Mind” was also added to an official Spotify playlist, “All New Metal“.
The official video, which was shot at the same location like “Will She Fight“.
Evan: “Not far away from our town we have this fantastic location ‘Järnverket’, which is an old iron factory. We also recorded the video for ‘Will She Fight’ there, so we know the place and the lightning in the building is already great as well, so it was an easy pick for this track.“
About the new EP, “Get Out Of My Mind”:
One year ago Symphony Of Sweden released their second album, “Saints Of Yesterday“. Since then, a lot has happened: their main hit from the album, “Will She Fight” has reached 1 million streams, and their monthly Spotify listeners number is steady at over 100,000. Even though they haven’t made a new full album yet, the guys still wanted to surprise their fans: the EP, which was released on 1 March by the band, features two new and two remastered tracks, 4 in total. There’s also a new video for the title track, “Get Out Of My Mind“.
Lee’s statement: „I wrote the lyrics for ‘Get Out Of My Mind‘ a long time, like 2 years ago, but I didn’t have music for it. It’s about when you reminisce about a lost love. You think about the good parts and it haunts you. And you can’t get them out of your mind. So, the idea and the story were there, but not the music. But one day, a couple of weeks ago Evan wrote me and said: ‘Now I got it!’ And he had made it perfect.
In the video, it’s me remembering her. And I’m struggling, I’m haunted by her because I can’t stop thinking of her.
The other new track is ‘Down and Counting‘. I love this song. It’s hard, fast, and angry. As I have talked about it before, I got really sick for a long time, I met a lot of doctors. I lost my voice and got some extreme pain. My personal life sucked. It was a very dark time in my life. I started to have some really bad thoughts. But something came over me and my mind changed and I said: hell no, this is not the end!
So, in this song, I see myself like in the boxing ring. I’m Rocky Balboa and keep getting hit again and again. I’m down and counting, but I still get up. This is my survival song, and I’m extremely happy with it.”
Evan’s statement: “For the music, it was time to make a track a little more uptempo than the previous singles. And the chorus turned up pretty nice with a wall of sound kind of vibe.
We actually have had the embryo of the track including the music for some time. But after going back and forth between different versions we recorded new drums played by Niklas ‘Bullen’ Bengtsson and then everything fell into place!
There are four tracks on this EP and except for ‘Get Out Of My Mind‘ there’s another brand new track, ‘Down and Counting‘ as well as two improved mixes of ‘Just Let It Bleed‘ and ‘Lay Them Down (A broken son’s cry)‘. I was not perfectly happy with the mixes and mastering of those two tracks previously, so it was an opportunity to improve on them as well with this release. For ‘Down and Counting‘ I sent Henrik Bodin-Sköld a drum arrangement and some thoughts about the vibe I was after, and he came back with really cool guitars which Lee then could make a top line to.”
And what about the future? Evan: “We are always working on new tracks, but it is hard to say when our third album will be out. Probably after the summer, but before the end of the year.”
“And hopefully we can soon also go on a big tour” – Lee added.
Welcome to the musical world of Symphony Of Sweden!
Coming from the North of Sweden with winter and ice bears all over the place, the music is the other way around. Grand and epic with huge arrangements, the missing link between pop and metal – this is Symphony of Sweden! Add the powerful voice of Linus “Lee” Wester and the creative talent of Pontus “Evan” Hagberg you will have a concept that brings you on a journey from here to eternity.
Symphony Of Sweden is:
Pontus „Evan” Hagberg
Linus „Lee” Wester
Evan and Lee lived in the same small town up north in Sweden. Lee had his own little service point, betting shop, tobacco store nearby which also happened to be Evan’s local service point where he went to get his parcels. After saying hello to each other for a couple of years, there was one day Evan had a parcel to get – which obviously was music-related. They fell into conversation with each other, a few days later Evan invited Lee to his studio. Evan: „he had found one of my instrumental tracks on Youtube and sang it with a new melody on top and lyrics for me in the studio, right there when he just arrived! I was blown away, and a week later we had our first ever track produced and completed. As soon he sang his first two words in the studio I wanted to work with him!”
The band released their first album, Inner Demons in January 2021, and their second album, Saints Of Yesterday came out on the 3rd of February, 2022.
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