SINGLE COMES FROM FORTHCOMING DEBUT EP,
DUE OUT JUNE 4
Today, Swedish artist and songwriter Love Truls has released brand new single “Trembling Hands,” out now via This Is Scandinavia. The song is a duet featuring Siri Gunrup Järvinen on guest vocals. Listen now here + watch the video here, which Love Truls directed himself.
“Trembling Hands” comes from Love Truls’ forthcoming debut EP, Kantande Wanai, due out June 4.
A psychedelic track at the intersection of lo-fi bedroom pop and melodic indie rock, Love Truls describes:
- “‘Trembling Hands’ was one of the first songs that I made and actually finished. I usually like to leave my songs open to interpretation as they can mean something different for everyone, but for me, ‘Trembling Hands’ is about new love and new intimacy.”
Featured on “Trembling Hands” is Siri Gunrup Järvinen, a close childhood friend of Truls’ making her musical debut upon his encouragement; Truls was among the few who knew of her unrecognized vocal talent. Siri is also the daughter of Anna Järvinen and Christoffer Gunrup, Swedish musicians and members of groups Granada and The Amazing, respectively.
18-year-old Love Truls first debuted in 2020 with a pair of singles “Torn Up Dress” and “ADULT,” which drew support from Sweden’s P3 Radio, MTV Germany, as well as from Spotify, including adds to their Lorem playlist + landing the Oyster playlist cover:
The brainchild of Truls Söderman Carlberg, Love Truls is a true Gen Z songwriter with an innate ability to absorb, filter, and distill various musical expressions, all while vividly depicting the experience of a 21st century teenager. Check out a short day-in-the-life documentary introducing Love Truls here.
While the work on his upcoming debut EP started when he was 16, music has been pouring out of him since he wrote his first song at the age of 4. Pulling influence from a wide array of artists – from King Krule to Idris Muhammad, Roy Ayers to Tame Impala – Truls describes his music as “atmospheric,” but is more interested in finding the right sound and emotions rather than defining a specific genre. He has spent the past two years getting there; before his first single was released, he didn’t even have his own Instagram account.“I guess I’m a pretty timid person, so I’ve really had to challenge myself a great deal to be able to accomplish what I’m searching for with the Love Truls project,” he describes. “Part of me hates to be the center of attention and another part kind of likes it… but I have stopped being ashamed.”
A multi-faceted artist, Love Truls draws his own release artwork and also has a passion for film making and script writing. For the moment, he takes occasional modeling jobs, though he really hates doing it. ”Well, hate is a strong word,” he notes, “but no matter how you look at it, it feels like such a shallow thing. It feels like the trend in fashion right now is to find goofy looking people, and maybe that’s where I fit in.”
The only way forward for Love Truls is the music, and on that point, he is fundamentally uncompromising. He describes it as “the only thing I want to do and the only thing I am good at”, and adds jokingly: “… besides looking goofy, of course.”