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Sailor & I channel 90s influences on uplifting electronic vocal gem ‘Tears’

The future’s looking bright for Swedish electronic music producer and multi-instrumentalist Alex Sjödin, better known as Sailor & I as he announces his new track ‘Tears’ out now through Helix Records. 

Drawing on a myriad of influences from 90s electronica, pop, house and soul, ‘Tears’ cuts though the noise to offer up a delectable slice on dreamlike balearic infused grooves that blur the lines between nostalgic and classic sounds; continuing to push the boundaries of modern dance music with subtle hints of retro atmosphere. 

Alexander Sjödin (aka Sailor & I) walks the line between emotive electronic music and dancefloor sensibility. The name was designed as a metaphor for the idea of multiple selves, specifically the two driving forces that Sjödin believes reside within himself. Although he began writing and recording music at a young age, it took him a long time to share his creations with the wider world, due in part to the personal nature of the music he was producing. His first global release came in 2012, when he released the Tough Love EP on Black Butter Records . The EP immediately garnered Sjödin global attention, leading to a number of international shows. His second EP, Turn Around, followed in 2014, this time released via Life and Death Records . He began to pick up the pace in 2015; alongside international tours he established his own label, Invention of Loneliness, which released two Sjödin EPs, Leave the Light On and Sweat, that year. In 2016, Sjödin put the finishing touches on his long-awaited debut album, The Invention of Loneliness.

The Invention of Loneliness featured remixes from Ame, Maceo Plex, Joris Voorn, DJ Tennis, Paul Woolford and Agents of Time. Also beyond his releases making waves in the electronic music world, Alexander’s portfolio also features a most notable neo-classical collaboration ‘Komorebi’ released on Deutsche Grammophon, showcases contemporary classical composers.

Over the last years, performing as his own live-act, Sailor & I played key clubs and festivals worldwide, sharing the stage with a diverse range of artists such as Tale Of Us, Jon Hopkins, DJ Tennis, M83 & Kiasmos. The seasoned Sailor & I performs with a unique blend of conventional DJ Set up, sometimes also featuring synthesisers & drum machines, his guitar and his singing.

Tears / 9th December

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