Swedish singer-songwriter Loney Dear signs to Real World Records, Self-Titled album out September 29
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Swedish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emil Svanängen performs under the enigmatic name of Loney dear. In the early 2000s, he made a name for himself by creating homemade CDRs with a minidisk microphone and a home computer and self-releasing albums. In 2007 his music was embraced by US label Sub Pop, who released three albums, and Loney dear signed to Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records in June 2017.
Consistently creating elegant, deeply stirring music, Loney dear has been described by The Quietus as "the obsessive work of one man, albeit one that can sing with the vulnerable delicacy of an angel and makes bedroom recordings that sound like God's own orchestra." Multi-layered with instrumentation and Svanängen’s fragile yet irrepressible vocals, Loney dear’s songs bloom with a sense of both intimacy and openness, at once uplifting and heartbreaking.
''An Artistic Rebirth.'"