+ Swedish Songwriter challenges gender conformity on new single
+ Support from Vogue, The 405, High Snobiety, Female First, Girls That Gig, She Makes Music
“A beautiful slow burner that builds and builds, climaxing with her angelic vocals” The 405
A protest epic against the alt-right… sounds like if you got in touch with a woodland witch to cast a hex on Donald Trump.” High Snobiety
“Bonander‘s sound is used as a way to challenge our own perception of patriachy and gender conformity.” High Clouds
“…with lavish string parts and icy-like synthesizer hooks, Bonander’s appreciation to develop her music against the norm is something to admire.” It’s All Indie
Bonander’s new track is an anthem to empowerment and release from gender coded expectations and obligations. Her second single on Sweden’s Icons Creating Evil Art, this song is for all the female and non-binary people who feel constrained by our current society.
With a vocal style reminiscent of Björk and Kate Bush, ‘Quit Everything and become a Princess’ is a pulsating, synth driven track that’s reminiscent of the Blade Runner soundtrack, with overtones of sci-fi style Theremins. The B side ‘Bruset’ is a dramatic orchestral epilogue, which feels like a cry of pain against the state of the world.
Bonander tells us: “I often feel trapped in how I behave and act in life because of my gender and I know I’m not the only one. Quit Everything and become a Princess is a temporary ticket of dancing freedom from these constraints.”
On producing the video she tells us: “we created a silver and white aesthetic for this video. For me it’s about freedom, release and empowerment. A dance in a dreamy silverland, where I can be somebody else, and yet precisely myself, for a while.”
Ellinor Sterner Bonander has a sound that pushes boundaries while remaining accessible. Her mission is to affect people with her art, allowing the listener to emotionally connect with music in the same way that she has all her life.
Having studied her craft all over Sweden, from the Forest of Varmland, to Ostersund in the North and Malmö in the South, Bonander landed back in her hometown, the creative hub of Stockholm where she currently writes and produces. Her time spent studying Jazz vocals, unusual synthesizers and cutting-edge production techniques, combined with a love of pop music led her into experimental songwriting territory, inspiring her to write and produce her own distinctive compositions.