VARGEN RELEASES NEW ALBUM 'LOVE / LEAVE - 11 SONGS OF BOB DYLAN'
VINYL / CD RELEASE WORLDWIDE ON JUNE 5 - DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE NOW
Vargen (translates as ‘The Wolf’) is the stage and recording name of Swedish singer-songwriter Reine Johansson. In the wake of the international recognition of his and fellow singer Mia Rosengren’s translations on 'Tänk inte efter (Don’t Think Twice-Bob Dylan in Swedish)', Vargen’s recorded new vocals in English to all nine tracks from that album. The band also recorded two new songs, singles 'One Too Many Mornings' and 'Abandoned Love'. 'Love / Leave - 11 Songs of Bob Dylan' is released worldwide on vinyl and CD Friday June 5.
- We aimed for a timeless sound on Bob Dylan’s timeless songs, says Vargen. Dylan has written great lyrics on almost every topic there is. To hold the album together conceptually we focused on the universal themes love, loss, leaving and longing.
Musically, the songs vary between americana, country and rock, with essential contributions by Dan Kristensen on guitar, lap steel and dobro. The album is produced by Andreas Alm at Teknikcirkus Studio in Skällinge.
Vargen hopes to promote the album with a vinyl store tour in Scandinavia, Germany and UK as soon as the pandemic's over. Hopefully there is a chance to tour USA and Canada in 2021. Vargen's will celebrate the release with a live-streamed unplugged concert,on their Facebook site on Friday June 5 (7 PM CET, 1 PM US CT).
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