Loney Dear Sweden

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Loney Dear
Sumptuous electronica married to intriguing, leftfield songwriting

Loney Dear is the pseudonym of Swedish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emil Svanängen. Since his debut under his nom de plume in 2003 he’s released half a dozen further albums mixing symphonic tropes and savvy pop, but had been unusually quiet since Hall Music six years ago. Until now.

Newly signed to Real World Records, Loney Dear has announced the release of his forthcoming seventh album, released this September, on which he has had a profound artistic awakening. For Svanängen it is the beginning of something very new and very potent. “It’s been a little bit like being out on the ocean swimming without anything to hold on to and now I’ve reached the beach” he says.

Loney Dear’s appearance at WOMAD is an early opportunity to experience the welcome return of an artist renowned for their consistently elegant and deeply stirring music.