Alice Boman to Release EP II 6/3 in North America
Alice Boman's voice hits with the emotional force and haunting fragility of Nina Simone. Timeless and direct, the Scandinavian singer returns with a wistful collection of songs on EP II, set to be released in North America June 3 via The Control Group (Cate Le Bon, El Perro Del Mar), with a special bonus edition of the stunning debut EP, Skisser.
Hailing from Malmö, Sweden, the singer/songwriter first appeared when she released 2013's Skisservia Adrian Recordings in Europe. Swedish for "sketches," Skisser was just that - delicate home recordings from her bedroom Boman gracefully unleashed to the world, that were never meant to fall on any other ears but her own.
Swedish label, Adrian Recordings were wrapping up after a busy summer and had no intention of doing an additional release, heard Skisser and claimed that time itself stopped, and decided to issue the EP on vinyl. The response was overwhelming, with whispers of her craft on The Line of Best Fitand The Wild Honey Pie, eventually growing so loud, that praise from the likes of Interview Magazineand The Guardian naturally followed.
Lead track and first single from the release, "What," is a lo-fi fairy tale and fitting introduction to EP II.Much in the vein of Skisser, Boman's penchant for creating beauty through simplicity is carried across to EP II. "My lyrics are quite simple and maybe don't give room for a lot of interpretations, so maybe there is not even any need for descriptions," she muses about the new release, which was recorded in a cabin in the Swedish woods - a fitting backdrop to the ethereal EP. "And anyway, I like it when you let the music and the lyrics speak for themselves."
EP II will be available June 3 via The Control Group in North America, Adrian Recordings in Scandinavia and Happy Death throughout the rest of Europe.
The EP II track listing is as follows:
4. Be Mine
5. Lead Me
6. All Eyes On You
Skisser (North American Bonus Tracks) track listing is as follows:
8. Skiss 3
9. Skiss 8
10. Skiss 2
11. What Are You Searching For
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