It's been a while since we've heard from him, but let's make sure not to forget about Erik Hassle. In fact, the Swedish singer has been holed up in a studio for the past few months to write and record material for his new album.
"Are You Leaving" gives us a bit of a taste of what direction Hassle is heading musically. Set to a punctuating beat and wrapped in a fresh electro-edged production arrangement, the song is a melancholic, sweet-flavored mid-tempo pop ballad that accentuates Hassle's knack for delivering catchy, melodic hooks.
Hassle shot the video for "Are You Leaving" together with Johannes Ring in his howetown of Katrineholm. "It was just me and Johannes, we made it on a Saturday night," Hassle writes. "There are 21000 lonely souls living there and this is a typical Saturday night. The song is about growing up and then leaving a small town, we hope that we captured this in the video." (Support new pop and download "Are You Leaving" on Erik's web site.)