If there’s a perfect way to write a song that moves heart, the Swedish singer-songwriter Menke suggests she knows the secret.

We need to start with Karin Boye, an acclaimed Swedish poet who officially started her career in 1922 with a book of poems called “Moln”, or “Clouds”.

One of the poems had exactly the same title, and it’s the inspiration – and core – of Menke’s impressive debut single. While the poem itself draws a cinematic scenery, Menke added an equally picturesque arrangements, though with her voice she could as well sing the whole poem a capella.

If you would like to know exactly what Boye wrote about almost a century ago, and what Menke sings about today, you can find an official translation here.


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