Many Voices Speak 'Away From All Time' Fall 2016 One Sheet
What You Should Know
- The Away From All Time EP is the debut release from Swedish singer Many Voices Speak (née Matilda Mård).
- Many Voices Speak's 'Away From All Time' EP was recorded in in the small Swedish industrial town of Borlänge where Mård relocated for two years to escape Stockholm's busier pace, finding musical liberation one of the more unlikely places -- singing karaoke. It became a "free zone" for her, she says, "far away from my own self doubts and prestige about music."
- Support from Stereogum, Noisey, Spotify, Line of Best Fit, Hilly Dilly, Hype Machine, No. 5 on Hype Machine's "Most Blogged Artists" chart, lead single "Video Child" top 10 on Hype Machine chart.
- "Video Child" music video in production.
- Many Voices Speak first appeared on Grapell's smooth and sax-y duet "Some Places" this summer, building early fans across the blogosphere, taste making playlists like Noon Pacific and international official Spotify playlists.
- Away From All Time EP is out Oct. 28, 2016, on Hit City U.S.A.
- Celebrity praise from Chloë Grace Moretz.
There's an airy freedom to Many Voices Speak's debut Away for All Time EP, conjuring a calm suiting the space in which it was created. Written and recorded in the small Swedish industrial town of Borlänge, where Matilda Mård relocated for two years to escape Stockholm's busier pace, less distractions gave way to creative rejuvenation and a revitalized approach to music.
Having spent years previously writing and performing under her own name as a stifled singer-songwriter around Stockholm, Mård found liberation in one of the Borlänge more unlikely places — the karaoke bar. It became a "free zone" for her, she says, "far away from my own self doubts and prestige about music." After piling songs for years without ever releasing anything, she was relieved of the pressure she felt towards her own creations and began again as Many Voices Speak.
"Away for All Time," the EP's title track, has come to represent a prominent theme Mård found in her own expression — the loss of control and how it paradoxically can be guilty of the worst and most wonderful things. Her music built on a dreamy soundscape reminiscent of American contemporaries such as Beach House, Real Estate and Destroyer, but uniquely its own, chilly in its delivery, at once pensive and liberating with a peaceful sense of nostalgia. "I've been told so many times I shouldn’t brood, like that's something bad," says Mård. "I can't see any harm in thinking, look back, remember things and hopefully learn some from that."
- "Video Child" is promising as the official debut of Matilda Mård ... It’s lush yet restrained, and an excellent representation of their new EP." — Stereogum
- "Away for All Time ... constantly borrows from this tension between pop and despair. She drowns every line and every hook in melancholy, flipping major chords into something mournful." — Noisey
- "This version [of "Blue Moon"] really transforms the song, into something that would not have been out of place in a David Lynch movie." — WNYC
- Sweden’s Many Voices Speak makes wide-spanning, emotion-wrung pop [with] a Twin Peaks-like ability to hypnotise." — DIY Magazine
- "After a few years plying her craft around Stockholm, singer-songwriter Matilda Mård decamped to a small, quiet town and hit the reset button. She re-emerges with new project Many Voices Speak and a sound inspired equally by Beach House and Dido." — Hype Machine Stack newsletter.
- "...the electronic backing rises and falls like a dream pop symphony. Gloomy and gleaming, this is sumptuous stuff." — The Line of Best Fit
- "...pulsates like a heavy heartbeat when emotions are running high. Listen if you know what’s good for you." — Stereogum
- "With her “Blue Moon” cover, this Swedish singer joins the ranks of artists who’ve actually earned the “Lynchian” label, like Lana Del Rey and newcomer Grace Lightman." — Idolator
- "The starry, '80s synths used give off a cinematic feel throughout, and, alongside the Swedish singer's soothing, echoed voice, the piece is one that should bring some nostalgic notions about." — Hilly Dilly
- No. 5 on Hype Machine's "Most Blogged Artists" chart.
- "Video Child" top 10 on Hype Machine's most popular tracks chart.
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- 230,000 monthly listeners on Spotify
- Spotify support: "New Music Friday," "Weekly Buzz," "Fresh Finds," "Fresh Finds: Six Strings," and more playlists.
- Featured on iTunes' Main New Music and Singer-Songwriter pages.