Vanbot Returns With “Seven”: Listen To The Swedish Diva’s New Synth-Pop Anthem

Mike Wass | April 8, 2015 5:05 pm

Remember Vanbot? The Swedish diva generated a lot of buzz in 2012 with shimmering synth-pop anthem “Got To Get Out” and was widely compared to Robyn. However, she disappeared as quickly as she came. And now we know why. “My debut album was very simple in its process,” Ester Ideskog (her real name) told Interview. “I released it with no budget, no promo, no nothing, and I was overwhelmed by the response.”

The singer quickly recorded another album in 2013, but wasn’t satisfied with the result. “I trashed the album and started all over again,” she admits. Happily, everything fell into place and Vanbot returns today (April 8) with the lead single from her much-delayed sophomore LP Perfect Storm (due May 15). In many ways, “Seven” picks up she left off. It’s another icy synth-pop gem that showcases her fragile, almost brittle voice.

However, the production (courtesy of Johannes Berglund) is darker this time around and the lyrics cut deeper. For further proof that nobody does misery-pop better than the swedes, listen to “Seven” below:

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