Swedish dream-pop artist Rebecka Reinhard releases new single ‘Stamford Hill’ & video

Following on from the release of her highly praised new EP ‘Whale’ released near the end of August, Swedish artist Rebecka Reinhard now returns to share the official video for one of the collection’s standout singles ‘Stamford Hill’ on October 6th.

While desperation and romanticism are a consistent theme of her latest EP, ‘Stamford Hill’ stands out as one of the more direct offerings and this new video looks to showcase that even more. Filmed in one shot while sitting in the bath, the new video was inspired by the 90s monochromatic aesthetic, giving the visuals a retro yet self-referential tone that is brought forward in the track’s own solemn lyrics.

Speaking about the new video, she added, “I don’t know why I always seem to end up soaked in water when shooting music videos lately. Maybe because the two directors I’ve been working with are Pisces and Cancer (both water signs). Anyway, for Stamford Hill we wanted to capture the feeling of being stuck, struggling to move forward but getting nowhere. I’ve got my makeup on, I’ve lit a bunch of candles, you know, doing my best to stay positive and indulge in a new romantic episode of my life. Alas, things don’t go according to plan… And as far as the aesthetics go, we took inspiration from the shrill monochromatic colour schemes of the 90’s which I find quite hilarious but which also emphasizes the note of desperation in the song. And is there a fruit more 90’s than the Granny Smith apple?”

Recorded between London and the Swedish countryside, the ‘Whale’ EP comes after a period of musical and personal discovery. Having left her native Stockholm, Rebecka found herself living in Paris, before relocating to London in 2014. It was there that her musical trajectory solidified, and in the summer of 2018, she started recording with producer Anders Källmark.

‘Whale’ EP tracklisting:

  1. Whale
  2. No Release
  3. A Pick
  4. Quit Your Day Job
  5. Stamford Hill
  6. Poison

Rebecka Reinhard’s music has previously been compared to the likes of Mazzy Star, and perhaps even those emanating out of the shoegazing movement that sprung up in the UK and US in the early 1990s. Reinhard hasn’t yet spoken about specific influences, although she listens to everything from hip-hop, punk, new wave, shoegaze, psych-rock, folk pop, jazz and northern soul. She also aligns herself with artists like Snail Mail, Mitski, Angel Olsen and Courtney Barnett and when she reveals that one day she’d love to open for PJ Harvey or Kurt Vile, we know this is just innocent conjecture on her part. Indeed, one listen to her new EP will convince you that she is the kind of artist that is making – and then breaking – her own rules and, ultimately, writing her own history.

Keep up with Rebecka on her socials for more music, touring updates, and additional exciting news to be announced.

 

Listen to ‘Whale EP’ – https://fanlink.to/WhaleEP

 

Follow Rebecka Reinhard:

 

https://rebeckareinhard.com/

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https://www.facebook.com/rebecka.reinhard/