They were on my wishlist for last year but were touring the US then… But 2018 just got a whole lot cooler!
There is already so much to get excited over for 2018 but the announcement of First Aid Kit coming to Roskilde Festival in 2018 definitely brought a smile to my face. Their music has brought generations together, bringing the sound of “our parents’ time” into the 21st century.
In a statement about their melancholic song Fireworks, Johanna and Klara Söderberg said the following:
We’re so excited to finally share “Fireworks.” It’s a track that we put a lot of emotions into. We love the arrangement we created for it with our producer Tucker Martine, borrowing from classic ‘50s ballads and mixing it with Twin Peaks guitars and synths. It’s a song about the ideals you set for yourself in life and how they can break you down, leaving you all alone at the end.
One of my personal favorites of theirs is Wolf, which I had on constant re-play when I first discovered it.
As a fan, I have to admit I have a slight preference for their more upbeat, folk-based work, above the melancholic Americana-sound from the new album, Ruins. As its title reveals, the new album carries the weight of their struggle with love, fame and loneliness. But of course, as with everything they do, this talented duo has managed to turn their inner anguish into something harmoniously beautiful.
No better catharsis than feeling the love at Roskilde Festival. Welcome, Klara and Johanna!