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Loney dear Announces New Album for Peter Gabriel’s Label, Shares “Sum”

Loney dear Due Out September 29 via Real World

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Sweden’s Loney dear (the project of Emil Svanängen) has announced a new, self-titled, album and shared its first single, “Sum.” It’s Loney dear’s first album in six years and his first for Peter Gabriel’s label, Real World, who will be putting it out on September 29. Gabriel has called Svanängen “Europe’s answer to Brian Wilson.” Below is “Sum,” followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art.

A press release says Loney dear “draws inspiration from the jazz rhythms of Nina Simone, the stripped back intimacy and compositional brilliance of Bon Iver, and the more electronic side of John Grant’s work as well as hurdles Svanängen’s overcame in his personal life.”

In the press release Svanängen says he’s undergone a musical rebirth: “It’s been a little bit like being out on the ocean swimming without anything to hold on to and now I’ve reached the beach. There is a certain new blackness in the music, I have learned to make my inner darkness more visible to people because I don’t want to seem lighter than I am.”

The album includes “Hulls,” which was released as a single last year and which we premiered the video for.

Svanängen’s musicial pseudonym has been stylized different ways over the years, from “Loney, Dear” with a comma to “Loney Dear” without a comma, and now it’s meant to be written as “Loney dear” with no comma and a lowercase “d” in “dear.” His last album was 2011’s Hall Music, on Polyvinyl, and he’s also previously released music on Sub Pop. Once Under the Radar did a joint interview between Svanängen and actor Ty Burrell (Phil Dunphy on Modern Family), who was a big Loney dear fan at the time.

Loney dear Tracklist:

1. Pun
2. Humbug
3. Hulls
4. Sum
5. Lilies
6. Little Jacket
7. Isn’t It You
8. Dark Light
9. Harbours
10. There Are Several Alberts Here

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