NEW ARTIST FINDS: ERIK JONASSON
Swedish singer-songwriter Erik Jonasson may still be very new to the music world, but with his smartly crafted acoustic guitar-driven ballads and captivating vocals, his music packs an emotional punch that is hard to ignore. If singer-songwriters like James Blunt or John Mayer are your guilty pleasure but you wish you could find someone who is less generic and more special, then this is certainly the new artist that you’ve been waiting for.
ERIK JONASSON - LIKE A FUNERAL
“Like A Funeral” opens with soothing acoustic guitar, softly thumping percussion, and his heartfelt croon that is totally chill-inducing. Soft piano notes slowly make their way into the song before everything takes off after the 1:35 mark with soft and soaring orchestral strings, captivating vocals, and an overall uplifting and epic vibe that’s better than anything Coldplay has done in years.
ERIK JONASSON - HORIZON
Beginning with urgent acoustic guitar and deep, echoey vocals, “Horizon” instantly sets a moody tone that captures you right away. Soon piano notes come in as he sings the lines, “why do you wanna go?”, which leads you in to the beautiful and touching chorus that first hits at the 1:35 mark. Packed with sparkling piano notes, he stabs you right in the heart as he shows off his vocal chops while he delivers heartbreaking lyrics like “I tried to be your everything/ Don’t be a ghost.” As the song inches towards its ending, you’re unexpectedly hit with a saxophone solo that carries through to the song’s ending. Overall, it’s a touching and beautifully constructed song that proves he knows what he’s doing.
Since I’m sure you loved what you heard and want to hear more from Erik Jonasson, show him your love and support by “liking” his Facebook page. And if you need even more BitCandy-approved new music in your life, then head on over here.
About Erin Crider
Erin Crider eats, breathes, and sleeps pop culture. If you have a question about a one-hit wonder from the ‘90s or need help remembering lines from a SNL skit, she’s your girl. When she isn’t lurking the internet, she's either going to a show or hanging out at Disneyland. Erin lives in Southern California and has a B.A. in Creative Writing from Cal State Long Beach.