Smiling: Starlet


Malmö’s Smiling began as a direct songwriting means for artist Johan Hansson Liljeberg to express himself through his own brand of folk-tinged lo-fi indie pop, and become distracted after a breakup. The project later expanded to include Arvid Ingvarsson who is also part of Smiling’s live act, together with Anna Welinder (bass) and Philip Lindskog (drums).

The goal is basically to have the project as some kind of diary where I can record stuff based on what I experience or feel as honest as I can,” main man Johan Hansson Liljeberg points out.

Smiling is now part of the team list of the delectable indie label, Feverish. The group's hearty new single, Starlet, presents their most delicate and deeply emotive side by connoting a heartfelt eulogy to an old car, harking back to the vulnerability of Nick Drake and Sparklehorse among a few other sensitive indie heroes, to come out in the end as something quite impressible and sharply etched.



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