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Andreas Moe Performs EP Title Track 'Collecting Sunlight' (Live in the Park)


Like I wrote previously, Andreas Moe is without a doubt one the finest new male pop voices to emerge from Sweden this year. Pop aficionados among you will surely recognize Moe's pitch-perfect falsetto from his vocal contribution to Avicii's "Fade Into Darkness" and his collaboration with John de Sohn on "Long Time." After the testing the waters as a featured vocalist, the time has now come for Moe to spread his wings and enter the spotlight with his own music.

This week, the Stockholm native released his brand-new "Collecting Sunlight" EP in Europe on iTunes. The six-track effort properly introduces pop fans to Moe's enchanting brand of pop that reflects his varied taste in music. Moe has been inspired by artists as diverse as Bon Iver, Beirut and Kanye West that has helped shape his melodic singer/songwriter sound that he likes to describe as The Script meets Robyn meets Prince. He explains, "it's electronic but organic."

Lyrically, the songs Moe has written for his EP cover his experiences with love, both positive and negative and are all inspired by one girl. "The heart features heavily in every single song and forms the emotional thread of the EP," a press release concludes. The timeless pop ballad "Collecting Sunlight" is a wonderful example of that. It's a hopeful tune with deeply melancholic undertones about enjoying the moment in preparation for less happy times. "Boxes, jars, suitcases, anything I can find. Containers, bag and bottles. Anything to keep it dry. I'm collecting sunlight for a rainy day," Moe sings.

Check out an exclusive, semi-acoustic performance of "Collecting Sunlight" that Moe performed in a Swedish park on a bright, sunny day. The toned down, outdoor rendition of the EP title track brings out the very essence of the song's meaning and melody, perfectly underlining the pop brilliance of the song.

June 27, 2012 | Permalink