It’s been a while since we heard from the Swedish pop duo The Sound of Arrows. It was in 2011 when they released the album Voyage and spread their magic with singles like “Into the clouds” and “M.A.G.I.C.” They’ve even created a whole new genre for their music: Widescreen pop. A name that suited the style and music well as it was a bit over the top in the production.
Now, six years after the debut album Stefan Storm and Oskar Gullstrand returns with “Stay Free”. Like the first album the production is very much coloured by their own record collection. We hear influences from Enigma, William Orbit and above all the 90s.
If the first album was labeled Widescreen pop with that big production and Vangelis-esque style. The sophomore album keeps the magical feel from the first one, but is a bit more mature and dark. This is definitely something I personally like about the album.
Like most other things, The Sound of Arrows have evolved as a band over the course of time, to become even more interesting. (Johan Alexed)
Stream “Stay Free” on Spotify.