Dutch writer - Founder of Lefuturewave - Music enthusiast
Emerging artist Melanie MacLaren refuses to be categorized. While her music is firmly rooted in the singer-songwriter tradition, she takes surprising twists and turns that result in a sound that’s entirely her own.
When you listen to Summer in Sweden, the song takes you on a journey. It starts off quietly, with just Melanie’s voice and the acoustic guitar, but it quickly builds in intensity. The Irish bouzouki, banjo, and pedal steel all join forces halfway through, leading to a rousing conclusion.
The lyrics are poetic, and they tell a story that’s so interesting. Summer in Sweden is the kind of song that makes you want to sit down and listen carefully, so you can try to unravel its secrets.