PREMIERE: Axel Jansson unleashes his debut single ‘Shine’

Swedish-born Axel Jansson is a hugely exciting artist who has already achieved a great deal before his official debut single has even been released.

Since moving to London a few years ago to pursue a career in music, he’s played at a number of festivals, including the world famous Midem Festival at Cannes, supported the likes of Turin Breaks and Jo Hamilton as well as heading back to his native Sweden for an extensive tour. Now, he’s ready to release his debut single and we’re delighted to be able to bring you the premiere of ‘Shine‘.

Featuring his unique & passionate vocals, driving rhythms and a festival-ready, anthemic chorus, ‘Shine’ is a very solid debut from an artist who has clearly worked long and hard at perfecting his sound. The track was produced by James D Bell, who has previously worked with artists such as Aerosmith, ACDC, Squeeze and ELO, and he and Jansson clearly enjoy a great working relationship, such is the brilliant fusion of vocals and instrumentation on ‘Shine’. Talking about the track, Jansson said,

‘Shine takes a look back at the carefree nature of childhood and is an observation on how easy and careless life was back in those days and how it can sometimes seem harder and harder as you begin to face the reality of adulthood.’

‘Shine’ is due for release on 1st April and will be made available along with two other tracks, ‘Out of the Blue’ and ‘Two of a Kind’, which provide a pinch of alternative rock and a huge dose of bold pop. Make sure you’re following Axel Jansson on Twitter & Facebook to stay up to date on all the latest news & info regarding shows, new music and more.

Axel Jansson will be playing a show at London’s O Bar on 23rd February and you can grab tickets here.

Matt Tarr

Matt Tarr

Matt Tarr

Urban Music Editor
With grime and hip hop being major influences on him growing up in South East London, Matt's passion is urban music but over the years he has gathered a hugely diverse taste, ranging from Wiley to The Smiths by way of Machine Head, that has made him a very open minded individual.
Matt Tarr