Rushing Slowly – Vocado’s New Album “Northern Lights”
Sometimes it’s better to let the music speak. Or at least the people who made the music. This post features one of the up-and-coming, North European vocal groups that represent the second generation coming after the role model groups Rajaton and The Real Group. Founded in 2004, it would be wrong to call Vocado a newcomer. Listening to their fantastic, best-selling debut album “Northern Lights” shows a self-confident and mature ensemble with flawless technique and a carefully chosen repertoire. The easiest way to learn more about Vocado and hear the special kind of “Northern Lights” shine is to get your own copy of the album. But let’s hear, what Amanda, Joel, Malin, Emma, Lukas and Anton say about their debut in their personal liner notes and with a little video message below.
“Almost seven years after Vocado was formed, we are finally ready to release our first album. Our motto has always been a Swedish proverb, “to rush slowly”, meaning that we don’t try to push things before we are really ready for them, and rather wait too long than too short. This has obviously been both our advantage and our disadvantage.
When the recordings of this album finally started, a year ago, we had a basic idea of what kind of album we wanted to do. A studio album but with a natural and sometimes acoustic sound, to give justice to the different types of songs in our repertoire. Over time, the concept of “Northern Lights” developed and for us the connections between the songs we had chosen started to grow.
“Northern Lights” means to capture a typical Swedish and Nordic mood, but it is also how we want to believe that our sound can be perceived. Light, subtle and a bit mysterious. We are very proud of the result and hope that you will enjoy our music!” – Vocado, July 2011
- Hall mig kvar
- Coffee Time
- Lullaby of Birdland
- My Funny Valentine
- Sashenka – Wednesday Night
- Sashenka – Sunday Morning
- Innan isen lägger sig
- No More Blues
- Lover’s Dream
- I Didn’t Want to Clap
- Empty Hearts
A Little Video Greeting from Vocado
Did you get your copy of “Northern Lights”? What do you think? Do you know other albums that have been launched or will be launched soon? Let us know, we would love to share your tipps! Of course Vocado is on Facebook and Twitter, go there and stay tuned. And go see them live if you can and support them by buying “Northern Lights” at www.acappellazone.com.