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Swedish Indie-folk collective Villa Rivercat share first single off upcoming LP

Indie | Wednesday 11th October 2017 | Lilly

Five-piece indie-folk collective Villa Rivercat has shared their first single, ‘More’ taken from their forthcoming album Days and Weeks and Hours to be released via NIWI Records (Dream Lake).

Comprised of Hanna Fideli Fritzell (lead vocals, guitar), William Lindberg (bass guitar, vocals), Ida Säfström (vocals, violin, harmonica), Jonathan Vester (lead guitar) and Karl Geisler (drums, percussion), Villa Rivercat was formed in the deep forests of Dalarna, Sweden during the beginning of 2015.

Mainly drawing influence from American-Canadian 60’s country-rock legends The Band and Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, Villa Rivercat also list modern artists such as Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes and Father John Misty as influences on their own musical direction and sound.

Their brand new single ‘More’ is a folk-rock journey through an alpine, mountainous region, as sunshine cascades through the leaves of fervent trees. Villa Rivercat demonstrate diverse instrumentation throughout this track, present with melodic guitars, tight drum work and delicate vocal arrangements all blended together to create a unique and sincere experience.

On their single ‘More’, Villa Rivercat had this to say: “'More' is about a young woman who Hanna met at a bar in Malmö who claimed she had escaped from a psychiatric department. She had been hospitalized and weighed 34 kilos, and she said that her face had aged at least ten years in the year she had been ill, and now she was on her way home. It is about to lie and play games and test how far you can go before anyone finds out. It's really a very tragic and unhappy song lyrically, but with a joyful sing-a-long chorus at the end, and the message that there is a friend in the night if one dares to let go of himself and tell someone about his or her demons.”

Listen to Villa Rivercat's new single, 'More' below.

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