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Stockholm, Sweden’s newest dynamic duo, We Are Serenades (formerly Serenades), are set to release their debut album, Criminal Heaven, on Cherrytree Records/Interscope on April 17th. We Are Serenades are the musical pairing of Adam…Continue
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Hailing from Stockholm, Serenades features Shout Out Louds vocalist/guitarist Adam Olenius and Laasko frontman Markus Krunegard. Together the duo create gorgeous synth-pop packed with sugar-coated melodies, impressive harmonies and anthemic choruses. Formed just last year, the Swedish group’s already signed to…Continue
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“It’s [tough] because I like those bands that stay together forever and are almost like a religion,” says Olenius. “But bands can also get stuck. If you’re the lead songwriter, it’s really, really great to share your ideas with someone else or somewhere else.”
The opportunity to do something different, to…
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In late December, we caught up with Adam and Markus for a chat over at TeaNY in NYC. Over a cup of tea, we talked about their genesis, the songwriting process, and some of the differences between the US and Scandinavia.
Tell me about music listeners in Sweden. Do you feel that they’re more into domestic music or artists from the US…Continue
The band only has a handful of shows under their belt, but their unabashed, full-on pop already seems too big for such small venues. "Birds" is arguably the best of the lot with ebullient horns and quick-fire strings, punctuated with the refrain "There was something missing in my life / now I know what love is all about." The alone-at-the-holidays track "Come Home" (also the title…Continue
Now we know a little bit more about The Serenades than we did back in April, when we blogged about their first single “Birds” and the mysterious involvement of Adam Olenius of theShout Out Louds.
Details have been revealed, and they’re…
There's nothing sweeter than being serenaded by Markus Krunegård and Shout Out Louds' Adam Olenius. Their indie-pop music is blissfully soothing. The duo's project, Serenades, is a compilation of musical and lyrical poetry that is layered in complexity. The songs often sound hymnal, and with their strings ensemble accompanied by choirboys on stage in Sweden,…Continue
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With their indiepop backgrounds you might not be surprised to learn that Serenades are tuneful, with heart-on-sleeve lyrics and anthemic/precious arrangements, though the duo are definitely more full-on radio-friendly pop than Shout out Louds (who are still together) ever…Continue
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SERENADES at SCHOOL NIGHT!
Monday, December 12th
Bardot 1737 North Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028
9 PM Doors
9:30 – 10 PM Set
RSVP at ItsASchoolNight.com…Continue
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Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Serenades are the dynamic duo of Adam Olenius (Shout Out Louds) and Markus Krunegard, two of Sweden’s most highly-regarded songwriters. Serenades’ debut album will be available next year thanks toCherrytree Records. In the meantime, however, you can get a very special…Continue
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Not that I’d implemented an explicit embargo of holiday music pre-Thanksgiving, but I really couldn’t wait to share this one. Even better, the first Christmas song of the season on Popservations isn’t one you’ve heard done before, but rather an original tune arriving from Sweden.…Continue
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Tired of the cold weather? Wish you could jump into one of David Attenborough's episodes of 'The Blue Planet' and swim with the sea turtles? Unfortunately, you probably can't. But Swedish duo Serenades take you pretty close to it in their new video for 'Oceans' (which you can watch below).
The breezy new single from their EP 'Come Home' (out now) can be download for free on the band's official…Continue
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Synth pop like only the Swede's can do it, Come Home plants Serenades as a firm 'one to watch' contender for next year. The latest signing to Polydor imprint Cherrytree, they join the likes of Ellie Goulding, La Roux and Robyn,…Continue
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Signed to Gaga mentor Martin Kierszenbaum's Cherrytree imprint, Serenades are a band comprised of Sweden’s two most romantically inclined musicians; Adam Olenius of Shout Out Louds and Markus Krunegård, most recently a successful solo artist, and of Laakso. For the first time, the duo is heading to London for their…Continue
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With the holiday season fast approaching, it's around this time of year that we can always use a little reminder of the peace that summertime can provide. Serenades have given us that little reminder with their video for "Oceans," full of beautiful imagery that…Continue
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The lineup: Adam Olenius (vocals, keyboards), Markus Krunegård (vocals, keyboards).
The background: We've fallen in love with Swedish duo Serenades (signed to Gaga mentor Martin Kierszenbaum's Cherrytree imprint), that's for sure. No idea how long it will last,…
Stockholm’s SERENADES Release EP, Free Download, New Video,
Serenades to Play Select American Shows This December!
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