Saturday, Monday returns with a deep electronic dance-pop blend ‘FWD‘ featuring vocals from Björn Dixgård.
In Saturday, Monday’s deeply engrossing new single, ‘FWD’, the artist takes broad strokes from the electronic music world and blends them with a bold and diverse array of instrumentation. Mixing a warm and inviting atmosphere with brooding basslines and beautiful vocals gives his returning an extremely vibrant aesthetic, showcasing more of his sweeping and euphoric direction throughout.
Of “FWD”, he said, “FWD (pronounced forward) is a collaboration with Björn Dixgård of Mando Diao. We met through our mutual friend screenwriter/director Peter Modestij, who has also contributed lyrics to the song. We come from very different musical backgrounds so it wasn’t obvious what direction the collaboration would take. But after sitting down at Björns house listening through a bunch of music, mainly super classic songs we kind of set out to do a contemporary ballad but not a stripped back piano song or some slick electronic piece but rather sort of a grand arrangement of a pretty song with a slight roughness to it.
“The song itself is fairly simple, it’s basically just those filtered accordion chords and some mellotron and recorder with some drums on it. But there are lots of layers and textures underneath, many of which I recorded with one of those small handheld recorders that I kept with me and recorded a bunch of ambience and everyday sounds for like a year making this record.”
Swedish DJ and producer Ludvig Parment aka Saturday, Monday is characterised by his effortless left-field sound, resulting from a passion for hardware synths and wabi-sabi. His music has already wooed the likes of Zane Lowe, Diplo and Robyn as well as being a subject for write-ups in The New York Times, The Guardian and Pitchfork. Previous collaborators include New Orleans rapper Pell, pop icon Hayley Kiyoko and Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello.