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Gothenburg’s Sarah Klang releases her third album ‘Virgo’ on 7th May 2021 via Pangur Records. It follows a meteoric rise in terms of both chart positions and accolades in her homeland of Sweden, which saw her stunning 2018 debut album ‘Love In The Milky Way’ win ‘Best Album’ at the Swedish Grammys. 2019’s equally divine follow-up ‘Creamy Blue’ was also nominated in the Grammys’ ‘Best Album’ and ‘Best Alternative Pop’ categories, as well being nominated for ‘European Album of the Year’ at the IMPALA Award. Meanwhile, Klang’s exuberant live performances saw her invited on First Aid Kit’s arena tour, whilst effortlessly selling-out her own headlining Scandinavian and mainland European tours, with a sold-out show at London’s The Lexington late 2019.
Previously declaring herself the “saddest girl in Sweden”, Klang’s music is dominated by her experiences of heartache but ‘Virgo’ displays a flair and colour as it takes us through a spectrum of emotion – from the melancholy sad love songs such as ‘Love So Cruel’ and ‘Love Bliss’ to the defiant “galloping country-rock” (Best Fit) of ‘Canyon’, which celebrates the exuberance of finding freedom post break-up.
‘Virgo’ is indicative of Klang’s vintage-pop sound which is classic yet simultaneously fresh. Her most mosaic and immediate album to date, ‘Virgo’ pays homage to Klang’s love of 60s and 70s pop found in the lush Americana-tinged guitars, subtle country hues and piano melodies – recalling artists such as Alela Diane, Katy J Pearson and First Aid Kit – but delivered with a glittering sprinkle of 80s pop classics and 90s RnB influences, with nods to the vintage legacy of Swedish songwriters.