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Ten stunning Swedish songs for October

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Ten stunning Swedish songs for October
Julia Adams, who sings 0400am, one of our songs of the month. Photo: Gustav Wiking
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To see you through the chilly autumn, The Local's music guru, Paul Connolly, offers up a selection of great new Swedish pop.

1. Julia Adams - 0400am

Another glorious electroballad from our favourite new Swedish singer. Not quite as wonderful as her previous hit Allt Jag Nånsin but what it is?

2. LNKAY - Hurricane

The first single from Stockholm singer, Ellen Stokstad - bold, dramatic synth pop with a hint of R&B edge.


3. Frida Sundemo - Keep An Eye On Me

This deeply moving song debuted this week on US drama Grey's Anatomy - Sundemo just gets better and better.


4. Zara Larsson & MNEK - Never Forget You

Zara Larsson's ascent continues with this infectious deep house collaboration with Grammy-nominated British producer and singer MNEK.

5. DNKL - Otherside

DNKL's name is an abbreviation of ‘dunkel', the German word for ‘dark'. Odd then that their music is gently euphoric and utterly gorgeous.

6. Elin Bergman - Gasoline Dream

Yet another terrific female Swedish singer - we are truly blessed here in this Nordic nation. Bergman is a little ‘tougher' than the likes of Zara Larsson, Seinabo Sey or Julia Adams though.

7. Tove Lo - Moments

Quintessential Lo. Deeply personal, startlingly honest and utterly fantastic. Best pop star in the world right now.

8. Korallreven - Here In Iowa

The farewell single from this Swedish duo is a distillation of everything that made them so compelling - adventurous, deeply melodic and unpredictable. They'll be missed.

9. Kastrup - Come And Get Me

Hugely romantic synth drama from Malmö duo who might just have enough oomph for global success.

10. Leon - Nobody Cares

On her second terrific single in three months, Leon crafts effortlessly breezy synth soul-pop.

Watch all the videos in one go here or listen to the Spotify playlist here.

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