Therese Lithner – Drown (Official Video)
With a past in bands like Vaken and My Sound Of Silence, Therese Lithner was an active part of Umeå’s flourishing music scene in the early 2010’s. To begin writing songs for a solo project wasn’t an obvious choice or any direct plan but fell more like a coincidence. It was during a session in the rehearsal room, when it suddenly was as the 90s shined through and old childhood idols got free play. With reverb on vocals and guitar, Therese began improvising material, wrote three songs on pure inspiration and recorded them on her mobile phone. Somehow they felt different and the idea of a solo project began to take shape.
After Therese moved down to Stockholm, she started playing with Andreas Sandberg (Magic Potion) in a rehearsal space south of the city. Together with co-producer Linus Johansson (Folkvang, Earthquake, Nightcraft, Old Amica, etc.), the work started with the material that now has resulted in an EP, set for release this spring via Lazy Octopus Records. First single ‘Drown’ is out on February 2nd. The song is a journey through a relationship, it’s about the feeling of first wanting to hug the breath out of everything thats beautiful and then let it fall apart.
“Lithner’s vocals flow, sharp and elegant, with the song’s rhythm and tempo, and give it the obsessive, lovetorn anguish that makes it a dramatic and compelling piece of great art rock.” – The Line Of Best Fit
” We predict this artist will become known as Sweden’s St. Vincent. As demonstrated on her brilliant debut single, “Drown”, the young artist from Umeå demonstrates her growing guitar talent, her gripping songwriting, and an innate ability to mix daunting drama with hypnotic effect. The result is a song that will have you saying, “Wow!” – The Revue