Albin Lee Meldau has been absorbing music all his life – mom is a jazz vocalist, dad favors punk. The Swedish singer-songwriter’s first instrument was the trumpet, but he started writing and playing songs in his teens, when he realized that it would bolster his self-expression AND earn some attention from women. He definitely chose the right path, because his voice is extraordinary. Its ghostly tone sets a deep mood, and on Meldau jewels such as “The Weight Is Gone,” “Persistence,” and “Bloodshot” you can hear the soul and church music influences he says have marked his approach. Ultimately, they blend to form something ethereal, commanding and new. “We sample the old to produce the future,” Meldau has said. He arrived at Vevo with new music to share, psyched to celebrate his upcoming album, ‘About You,’ due June 1. While here, he performed a song from it, “I Need Your Love” alone with his guitar, and explained a bit of its genesis and emotional meaning as well.
Directors: Micah Bickham & Ed Walker
Producer: Hailey Rovner
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