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.”

Reviewed by Nagamag on August 14, 2020