JOHNNY LÅGA – DOWNTOWN FEAT. SIGNE (DC#104)
Downtown is the debut single of Swedish artist Johnny Låga. Featuring a stunning vocal performance by SIGNE, the listener is brought on an emotional journey through catchy, melancholic melodies. Joining the Swedish legacy of cleverly crafted pop music, Johnny Låga’s self – made debut stays in your ear for hours. It breathes both confidence and fragility as the powerful synths accompany the tender lyrics.
– You know, I’m probably as fascinated sitting by the piano now as when I was eight years old.
The magic of it is that it doesn’t get boring even for a day to keep exploring the music that’s within me and other people. This song als o came out of that exploration. Downtown marks itself as the latest addition to the Scandinavian synth – heavy pop movement, following fellow Nordic music acts like Little Dragon, Niki & the Dove, Emilie Nicolas, Robyn, MØ, Lykke Li, Röyksopp and Susanne Sundfør. The music is dark yet uplifting and manages to give a wink to a retro 80s sound while at the same time expressing something very now.