Mikko Pykäri was best known from indie darlings Regina, who broke up both as a band and the relationship central to it. Flying solo he enlists a number of singers to convey what seems like his sincere feelings about it all.
The result is bittersweet and contemporary, including some of our best electronic pop of the year.
Ever the prankster though, he also sneaks in an infuriatingly silly earworm of a pop rap tune with Finnish lyrics about the wonders of being a “champagne shark”. Irony is involved.
Stream “Pykäri” on Soundcloud.