Labelled an “instantly hummable pop anthem” by Idolator, ‘Shine’, the new single from Brother Leo, is certain to make its way onto your summer playlists.
The latest pop name to be emerging from Scandinavia, following the likes of Sigrid, ALMA and Tove Styrke, Brother Leo’s infectious simple pop is back in ‘Shine’. With a Paramore-esque contrast between summery production and anxious lyrics, ‘Shine’ sees Jason Mraz meet Tove Lo in its happy-go-lucky character.
Coming with a colourful seaside video from Alicante’s La Muralla Roja, directed by Leopold (Disclosure, Sam Smith, One Direction), it’s Brother Leo’s fourth single to date. Previous hits, ‘Strangers On An Island’ and ‘Push Up’, both with the artist’s trademark airy pop goodness, now near six million streams. Elsewhere, a January collaboration with Felix Jaehn on ‘LITA‘ was a heavier house offering. All from an artist whose last project, under real name Ola Svensson, saw him pick up awards such as Sweeden’s Best Song of the Year in 2008 and even a Grammy Awards nomination.
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I guess to a lot of people 'Shine' will just be another happy tune, and that's more than fine. But for me, it's something totally different. When I wrote Shine, I was in a very different place in my life and so much has changed since then… ?on for a little story about the song.
“The idea for this video was to illustrate a colourful trip into the subconsciousness – the feeling of being trapped and lost inside your own self-made prison and longing to find the way out. To some, this will probably be another happy tune, but for me, it means something totally different.”
‘Shine’ is streaming now. Let us know what you think of Brother Leo @CelebMix on Twitter!