Many Voices Speak – Necessaries
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Subtle, drawn-out horns insert themselves into the song throughout each chorus adding to the wistful, dreamy fuzz. It’ll help you fall asleep (in a good way), or perhaps will wake you up to Mård’s talent – Stereogum
Following the 2016 debut EP Away For All Time, Many Voices Speak shares new single “Necessaries”, out today via Strangers Candy.
Featuring the dreamy singing and songwriting of Matilda Mård, Many Voices Speak was born out of Mård’s move from Stockholm to the smaller Swedish industrial town of Borlänge. Less distraction gave way to creative rejuvenation and a revitalized approach to music.
Mård found liberation in one of the Borlänge more unlikely places — the karaoke bar. It became a “free zone” for her, she says, “far away from my own self doubts and prestige about music.” After piling songs for years without ever releasing anything, she was relieved of the pressure she felt towards her own creations and began again as Many Voices Speak.
Her debut EP Away for All Time was released in 2016 and received early attention online with its nostalgic lead single “Video Child” and an airy cover of Rodgers and Hartz’s classic “Blue Moon”, garnering support from Spotify, Stereogum, Noisey, WNYC, Idolator and more, while landing Many Voices Speak highly on the Hype Machine charts and a poignant placement in Riverdale.
“Necessaries is about the progress and crisis you find yourself in when your certainties weaken or even withdraw. It reflects my own attempts to replace cynicism with knowledge and humility for the conditions of life”, Mård says about the new single which is out now via Strangers Candy.
Press for Many Voices Speak
“there’s no better feeling in the world than when you come across an artist whose music makes you slow down, submit to the sound, and willingly become an emotional sponge for a lasting moment.” – Indie Shuffle
“It’s lush yet restrained, and an excellent representation of her new EP” – Stereogum
“…the electronic backing rises and falls like a dream pop symphony. Gloomy and gleaming, this is sumptuous stuff.” – The Line of Best Fit
“She drowns every line and every hook in melancholy, flipping major chords into something mournful.” – Noisey
“…a spacious landscape for Mård’s strikingly gorgeous lead vocal to sway and swoon over the top of it all; her poignant tones reminiscent of Beach House in their most opaque form” – GoldFlakePaint
“Sweden’s Many Voices Speak makes wide-spanning, emotion-wrung pop. ‘Blue Moon’, a track from debut EP ‘Away For All Time’, has a Twin Peaks-like ability to hypnotise. ” – DIY