Albin Lee Meldau - 'About You'

8/10

Having been a valued part of the Swedish music scene for the last couple of years, and releasing one stunning EP after another, Albin Lee Meldau has finally broken the first major milestone of his career by releasing his debut studio album. The new full-length 'About You' sees the frontman bring together much of his material from the last 12 months to this new release, as he delights us with modern take on the classic soul sound.

Channeling the spirit of classic singers such as Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye, 'About You' still manages to maintain a contemporary sound throughout. With clear influences that range from folk all the way through to trip-hop, this new record likes to flip back and forth between a progressive, growing sound and more traditional heartfelt ballads, giving it a truly multifaceted feel. His diverse approach to production has left this album feeling very eclectic as it plays, but still manages to retain a cohesive and succinct direction throughout.

Albin Lee Meldau may have been flying under the radar prior to this release, but now we can experience him in his full flow, we can truly see how underrated he has been all this time. An exciting and engaging record with all the hallmarks of an incredibly confident songwriter.

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