“Dark but not menacing, it’s an emotive glimpse into this duo’s creative soul- and all its wonderful potential.” – EARMILK
Stockholm, SWEDEN (October 19, 2020) – Swedish duo, Vola Tila, announce the release of the “Forget That I Love You” dream pop single on October 28. The cinematic saga shimmers in an ethereal haze of two people letting go of each other. It’s off the album, Soon, due out in early 2021.
“This song somehow reflects our thousands of questions about who you really are, and what really remains if you are forced to let go of all that? When we found the chorus, we could loop it for several days and just live in that nostalgic feeling. There is so much sadness in there, but also hope to be on the way,” says Vola Tila.
Crystalline clarity invades the sentimental storyline through trademark Scandinavian melodies and a depth of inner exploration that only the long dark Swedish winters could provide. Johannes Henriksson’s cavernous vocals simultaneously indict and reach for that lost love with the lyrics: “You’re a fraud / And you know it too / Everything you touch / Breaks in two / You’re a fraud / But it feels alright / Cause you’re not alone / Cause I’m on your Side.” Mellow synths introduce an emptiness that eventually gives way as upbeat drumbeats and Richard Andersson’s melodic falsetto explores an unrestrained hopefulness in the midst of surrender.
About Vola Tila
After years spent hitmaking for major artists, including US electronica outfit Passion Pit, Swedish songwriting and production duo Vola Tila released their acclaimed debut EP ‘Personality Apocalypse’ in 2019 in collaboration with Sonic Boom (MGMT, Beach House, Panda Bear) and Charlie Storm (Håkan Hellström). Both hailing from the Swedish west coast, Johannes Henriksson and Richard Andersson met in 2013 and have spent almost every day together in the studio since. After spending years writing and producing for other artists, they were left with a feeling of emptiness and a desire to dedicate themselves to the music they really craved. In April 2019, they debuted as Vola Tila with the single “New Behaviour.”
Praise For Vola Tila
“An encapsulation of the duo’s musical energy and a direct account of their respective inner turmoil.” – FAULT Magazine
“There’s something of the anthemic majesty of the Floyd here, produced out of synths, guitars and both live and programmed drums.” – God is in the Tv
“It’s 60s psychedelic pop-inspired melody hooks you into whatever journey they are taking you on. The fuzzy guitar riff in the background helps to guide the haunting adlibs to create a retro feel like no other. The lead singers raw and heavy vocals are a perfect fit for the tone of this track”. – Reignland Magazine
”Vola Tila’s first new single of 2020 is such a lush slice of dreamy alternative pop music. Listening to “Space Out” is making us feel like floating somewhere in the universe. Just let your thoughts drift off and space out to the hazy guitars and emotive vocals. We can’t wait to hear more from this exciting new duo!” – Turtlenek
“Deliciously exuding the legendary vibes of The Smiths, Radiohead, and vibes of UK/Scandinavian emotions, Vola Tila, delivers with purity of sound and pop greatness.” – Come here floyd