Bjorn Rydhog Interview on Nagamag

Bjorn Rydhog

What are the genres that describe better your music style?

Bjorn Rydhog:

Few words about your musical background and career?

Bjorn Rydhog:
I started to write songs when I was 7 years old. Now I'm a multi-instrumentalist playing most instruments on my records, which have gained a lot of positive attention from many music blogs and been played extensively on the Swedish and international radio.

Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Bjorn Rydhog:
As a boy I loved cheesy ballads, song compilations from the 1960s and the Eurovision Song Contest. The soundtrack of my childhood was made up of songs like Johnny Logan 'Hold me now', Percy Sledge 'When a man loves a woman' and Steve Wonder 'I just called to say I love you'. The Beatles 'the Blue Album' also made a long lasting impression.

Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Bjorn Rydhog:
Miles Davis "Blue in Green"

Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?

Bjorn Rydhog:
The Radio Dept. "Heaven's on Fire"

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Bjorn Rydhog – Just to Be with You (Spotify)

Unlike Rydhog's previous recordings, ’Just to Be with You’ has been recorded in his own basement together with the producer Johan Sigerud. Music and lyrics have been co-created with Olof Gråhamn.

This time the sound is more modern and electronic, but still melodious indie pop at its best. ’Just to Be with You’ could be the perfect soundtrack to summer evenings with friends. Inspiration has been drawn from M83, Nick Drake and Bon Iver, among others.

“The single ‘Just to Be with You’ differs in so many ways from my previous acoustic songs. The creative process has been an exciting exploration and discovery of the music program Logic and the the great opportunities of a home studio setting, with just a computer, some synths and a skilled producer.”

Bjorn Rydhog – Give Me Sunshine (Video)

The song ‘Give Me Sunshine’ is the first single from the recently released EP of Bjorn Rydhog. It’s a hopeful summer tune as Bjorn Rydhog shared with us: “summer has spiritual undertones and it also figures as a central theme in some of the most beautiful pop songs I know.” The music video was shot in the city park of Malmö, Slottsparken. It’s the first music video he’ve ever made and I opted for a lo-fi production created with a beginner’s mind. It’s also a tribute to his beautiful hometown and was filmed by Emil Ask. A beatiful well produced indie pop to capture your summer moments.

Bjorn Rydhog, Moa McAllister – Into Your Heart (Spotify)

Bjorn Rydhog, Moa McAllister – Into Your Heart

Bjorn Rydhog

Into your heard is a warm vocal & guitar driving track with chill atmosphere, well performed and with clarity in sound.
Music that easy will become your new lovely summer tune through his emotive positive outlook and ethereal voice of Bjorn.

Artist said about this song:
In the beginning of the summer 2019, I wrote an SMS to my friend Olof Gråhamn and asked if he wanted to create a summer hit. He agreed and we met up at the Ribersborg beach, in Malmö. We sat on the grass, talking about what kind of mood and themes we wanted to convey. I picked up the guitar and began strumming the chords that still make the backbone of the recorded song. The rest just flowed naturally. Two beers and some sunshine later the song was done. Later, during the recording process in the legendary Tambourine Studios, it turned out that both Olof and I had considered suggesting to let Olof’s girlfriend Moa McAllister (guitarist and vocalist of the band Peach Baby) sing the chorus part together with me. Moa turned up just before we had to close up shop for the day, and we had just enough time to lay down the tracks. This was the first time I met Moa, and her tender voice turned out to be perfect for the song. On this track, as well as on the others, my producer Måns Wikenmo played the drums, bass and guitar. I sang, played the guitar, violin and keys myself. Ellen Pettersson played the trumpet and the music video to the song was co-created intuitively at Olof’s apartment and can be seen here

Few words about the artist:
Bjorn Rydhog is a Swedish multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter from Malmö. After many years of writers block, he finally found a creative spark through playing the guitar to a poem by Dag Hammarskjold. This resulted in twelve new songs, recorded in the legendary Tambourine Studios with the producer Måns Wikenmo. The EP “There’s a light in everything” was released in late 2018 followed by a couple of more singles.

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