Published on March 31st, 2017 | by Jerry Doby0
Albin Lee Meldau releases haunting new video for ‘Lou Lou’
Albin Lee Meldau (@), on the heels of his U.S. live debut earlier this month at SXSW where NPR Music had named him one of the artists they were most excited to see, the modern day troubadour Albin Lee Meldau has released a powerful and haunting new video for his song “Lou Lou.” “It’s a dark story about being in the midst of addiction, mental illness and drug abuse,” Albin says. “This song was written about a girl. Unfortunately in my country, she’s one of many.”
Overall Rating: 5/5 this joint is scary as *ish because the story is absolutely true somewhere, and the production is a magical match for the sinister piece! Maybe we’ll get a remix with some Vincent Price overdubs…wouldn’t THAT be something ~ JD
2017 is shaping up to be a breakthrough year for Albin, a singular singer-songwriter who hails from Gothenburg, Sweden, the son of a Swedish jazz singer mom and a British punk rocker dad. He was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2017 Grammis (Swedish Grammy Awards) and won the 2016 Anchor Award, an international competition hosted by the Reeperbahn Festival in Germany that seeks out the best new emerging talent. He was selected by a jury that included producer Tony Visconti (David Bowie) who sang Albin’s praises in presenting him the award: “Something is pouring out of his heart and soul when he sings.”
Last year Albin signed with Astralwerks who re-released his stunning debut EP Lovers. Albin has already notched more than 18 million streams on Spotify with “Lou Lou” reaching #1 on Spotify’s Viral 50 chart in five countries. Albin is currently working on new music to be released later this spring, and he’ll make his debut appearance at the Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival this summer.
In September 2016 Swedish singer Albin Lee Meldau won the first ANCHOR – Reeperbahn Festival International Music Award. A few month later, we visit Albin in his home country to see how his life has changed. (Mar 6, 2017 AnchorAward.com)
Albin talks with ANCHOR about his music and message below
Video courtesy of Anchor Award
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About Anchor – Reepberbahn Festival International Music Award
The Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany, is one of the biggest club festivals and one of the most important meeting points for the international music industry. But it is not only a place to do business, network and discuss the latest challenges of the creative industries, but most of all to discover new music and emerging artists. However, the overwhelming plethora of music is mirrored in the festival’s program: with over 800 different events ranging from concerts to art shows and panel discussions, it is not always easy to make a choice.
This is where the ANCHOR – Reeperbahn Festival International Music Award comes in: Inaugurated in 2016, it marks the most promising emerging music talent from the festival’s program and serves as a label of excellence and guide for fans and music professionals alike. For the nominees, it is a spring board into an international career.
A board of music experts selects the nominees from the festival program who then play their shows in the clubs along Reeperbahn, a former red light district famous for its live music scene. A jury of prominent music luminaries, headed by David-Bowie-producer Tony Visconti, than has the challenging task of judging the live shows and selecting the winner. The competition kicks off with an opening event on September 20, 2017 and after three days of competition, the winner is awarded the ANCHOR 2017 in a glamourous Award Ceremony on September 23.Tweet