'Break Free' With Hans Island
When Danish singer Marie Dahlstrom's voice glides over a track, the effect is intoxicating: seduced by the delicate beauty, dreamy euphony and ethereally seductive tone of her effortless vocal charm, the listener will soon find themselves happily lost in the depths of their own private, emotional reverie. Reflecting the talent that has made her a three-time Scandinavian Soul Awards winner, the hauntingly beautiful nuance and insightfully emotive maturity of her ability to infuse lyrics with a genuinely moving sensitivity has seen Dahlstrom rightfully find a place as a firm favorite of online tastemakers over the last several years. Allying her talent with the soulfully polished, electro-hued production of Canadian producer Mawhs in forming Hans Island last year, Dahlstrom has continued to prove the appeal of her undoubted talent.
With the intricate sophistication of their eclectically inspired sound already having earned BBC airplay, the duo now return with the poignant swell, pulsing beat and wobbly chorus motif of new track, 'Break Free'. A bold, open-hearted embrace of the cathartic power and emotional evolution that comes with shedding the past and embracing the opportunity to grow into the future, the crisp beauty of Dahlstrom's voice is infused with an uplifting optimism as she sings, 'everyday I break free from my past, baby/ I live 'cause I learn to let go/'.