Prince of Sweden is a singer-songwriter from south London with a penchant for introspective lyricism. He grew up in the country and learned guitar from the guy with the farm opposite his house. In March he played at Camden Assembly and last week streamed a live gig for Hot Vox’s RISING series, raising money for War Child.
His fourth single ‘If You Speak To Her, Tell Her Thanks For Me’ is out. The track is his most stripped-back to date and covers the musings after a breakup. The song highlights his indie-folk abilities. The accompanying music video is a simple visualisation of everything the song has to say. ‘If You Speak To Her, Tell Her Thanks For Me’ starts with a gentle acoustic guitar opening that sets the tone of the track. The deep vocals enter as a perfect transition from the guitar. The gently folk melody stays the same for the whole track giving it a breezy feel and making is a wonderful chilled song to listen to.
While the melody is gentle, the lyrics are a bit different from what you might be used to form a post-breakup song. Instead of angry musings or questions of what went wrong, this is a great look at how some relationships naturally come to an end and people move on. The vocal performance is a wonderful listening experience and makes you play the track again and again. Prince of Sweden takes you through some gentle musings of a breakup in ‘If You Speak To Her, Tell Her Thanks For Me’. The song is a mellow but captivating experience that softly washes over your senses.