Pop meets Indie-dance producer Lucas Nord has announced the release of his EP, ‘Boy Restless’, on the 30th of October, via Physical Presents. On the EP is the noteworthy track, ‘Call You Up Again’. His hit single with Tove Lo, ‘Run On Love’ reached #1 on Billboard’s Dance Chart and he won his first Spellemannprisen (Norwegian Grammy) in 2019 for producing the Urban Record of the Year for Sony Norway’s artist Emir, adding yet another notch in his belt. Lucas Nord has seen support from a wide variety of renowned publications including Billboard, VICE, Dancing Astronaut, EARMILK, The Line Of Best Fit, CLASH Magazine, DJ Mag, and UK’s Metro to name but a few. Alongside the success that the Swedish producer has personally created, Nord has written hits for his peers across all genres that have amassed millions of streams worldwide, with Karpe’s chart-topping/ platinum single, ‘Skittles’ Grandtheft and MAX ‘Square One’, and most recently Galantis’ single ‘Feel Something’. With his own stream count sitting at well over 40 million on Spotify alone, and features on tastemaker YouTube channels such as Ultra Music, Chill Nation, Wave Music and Royal Music as well as airplay on BBC Radio 1’s Diplo and Friends show only solidifies Nord as a dominant force and rising star in the indie-electronic genre.
Lucas Nord was born and is currently based in Stockholm, Sweden. However, he had lived in London for several months and frequently returns to the UK to collaborate with artists and tour in the country. Countless Lucas records and collaborations have taken place in London and the city continues to be a driving force for his creativity. The Swedish producer is inspired by a multitude of artists, ranging from the likes of Kllo, Jamie xx and Mura Masa to Kito and Mark Ronson. This particular single crosses genres, jumping between pop and indie-dance, drawing it in closer comparison to the likes of ZHU, SG Lewis, and Louis The Child.
Throughout the year, Lucas Nord has slowly been revealing the melancholic dance masterpiece of Boy Restless and we’re finally getting the chance to view the complete concept. The EP also features the rising musicians Husky and Melo however, Lucas Nord flavour of pop meets indie dance shines through, rewarding fans for venturing into its musical depths. The catchy track, ‘Call You Up Again’ (co-written by Nord, Remy Gautreau and Doug Schadt), covers the ever-so relatable point of a person struggling to “keep it cool” around the one they like.
Lucas Nord elaborates on the steps that lead to the creation of the EP, “After a long break of not doing any solo stuff and just writing and producing for other people, I started thinking about working on some type of project for me. But this time the project would be more of a “producer/artist” project rather than me singing. I think it all started when I first made “No One Even Knows My Name” that I found some type of direction and an idea of what my new project could be. After like a year and a half of writing and travelling, these four songs stood out to me. The songs just naturally found a way to fit together and the project felt like a “Lucas Nord release” and what I was trying to create – Dancey, a bit melancholic, soulful and catchy. I honestly thought I was gonna be done with releasing solo projects for a while, but I guess I just can’t help myself, haha. Sonically things are a bit all over the place in this release, but in a good way… Just like me, hence the name, “Boy Restless”.”
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