Musically, “To Stockholm From L.A.” is a ballad in the folk/country genre, driven by Mats Börjesson’s piano and Dan Kristensen’s slide guitar work brings the song a touch of americana and blues. The track was the premier session for Studio Recordia, which initially was a bunker, producer Fredrik Larnemo found in Stockholm and transported 500 kilometres to new location Varberg on the west coast of Sweden.
“We thought of it as both a song about two longing lovers divided by the pond and as a duet between the mythic North and the City of Angels”, says Reine Johansson, the man behind the stage and recording name Vargen. Alfred Lord Tennyson’s classic poem “Ring out, wild bells” inspired the line “I call out to the wild skies”, and that was pretty much a key to the theme for the lyrics. Now of course, the black cloud of the pandemic has added a somewhat another dimension to the song, says Vargen.
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Produced by Reine Johansson, Anna Vild and Fredrik Larnemo at Recordia Studio 2, Varberg. Mixed and mastered by Fredrik Larnemo.
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