photo credit: Andrea Hed
Today lodet is premiering his debut EP a day early via Week In Pop. Check out the premiere here. In addition to the EP premiere, lodet has released the official video for “Many Days.” lodet’s debut EP, Many Days, is out tomorrow December 11, 2020 via Allen Road Music. In case you missed it, be sure to check out lodet’s last single, “Chasing Circles.” Week In Pop said that the EP “stands as an ambitious time twisting cult sophisti-pop rarity that bops to the esoteric beat, like an obscure and obsessive reissue of an influential underdog.”
Swedish singer-songwriter lodet (Joakim Bjornberg) weaves personal tales and forward-looking optimism into psych-rock vignettes that traverse styles. The laid-back feel of his music is thanks to many hours spent bird watching and plotting his garden while enjoying a nice cup of coffee. After years of writing for J-Pop artists, Bjornberg now looks inward for the inspiration to create his own music under the moniker of lodet. lodet is rooted in Bjornberg’s childhood and taken from the name of his daycare in Trollhattan, Sweden. His parents worked long hours; his father at the factory during the day and then practicing with his band in the evening, and his mother as an overstretched social care worker. Often, Bjornberg was relegated to waiting on campus after hours, and it was here at the tender age of six that Bjornberg discovered his love for the stage and for music. “Me and my friend played along to my dad’s cover band cassette recording,” Bjornberg shares. “Daniel drummed on pillows and I sang “Can’t Explain” by The Who on the mic. That was when I cemented the image of myself as a frontman, entertainer, guitarist.