After displaying a huge amount of warmth and charisma on her 2017 studio album ‘From the Bed and Beyond’, for which she won the prestigious Teosto Award in 2018, was shortlisted for the Nordic Music Prize, and was also nominated at the Emma Awards (her second nomination for a Finnish Grammy), Finnish songstress Astrid Swan has now returned to announce the details behind her eagerly-awaited new full-length ‘D/other’.
Previewed by the bright and soaring new single ‘Not Your Mom’, ‘D/other’ is set to become yet another highly-praised collection in her growing catalogue to date. Inspired by dream-states, mothering, loss, creativity, digital versus analogue, feminism, and relationships, her new LP marks a landmark moment in the artist’s career so far.
Speaking about the new record, Swan said, “I set out to write about mothering, being a daughter and a mother. I was informed by the simultaneous research process for my PhD which investigates maternal life writing in blogs and memoirs. The title D/other comes from this research. It is a mother/daughter in digital form, and a trans-affirmative concept which argues that mothering is done by anyone who performs care. In my songs, I wanted to explore sleeping and dreaming as states of unconsciousness which connect us to each other, and to different times and to those who are dead and that which is in the future. I wanted to explore the logic of the liminal and intra-active, that which slides and transforms. I focused on clear, comforting and uplifting lines, trying to crystallize what I do melodically. In this case the lyrical depths are presented in comforting pop structures.”
Astrid Swan’s new album ‘D/other’ will be released on the 8th October via Soliti/Playground Music, and you can check out the new single ‘Not Your Mom’ below.