I have absolutely no clue what Det Vackra Livet means, but I do know that they create some pretty amazing and dark pop music influenced by the early 80s. This is the new project from the folks behind The Mary Onettes, and it’s pretty obvious. The sounds are vastly similar, with exception to the lyrics. Det Vackra Livet comes to us in the band’s native tongue whereas The Mary Onettes dole out their songs in English. Either way, it’s really, really good.
The video features Philip EkstrÃ¶ms of Det Vackra Livet, who directed the video with Hampus Nordenson, and Philip’s brother. We see Philip with a rifle and his brother in the woods beating a drum while wearing some strange fur outfit. Videos like this have great cinematography, which make them very interesting to watch. “Viljan” is no exception; it will likely to maintain your interest for some time. Add the song, and it’s a total winner.
“Viljan” can be found on Det Vackra Livet’s self-titled LP, out soon on Labrador Records.
Download: “Viljan” by Det Vackra Livet
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