Adam Olenius, lead singer and songwriter of Swedish alt stalwarts Shout Out Louds, has ventured out on his own for the very first time. The result? Warm, strummy and head-boppingly irresistible earworm indie pop. “News Are Saying,” the shimmering first single from Olenius’ forthcoming EP, also features cool, supporting coos from Say Lou Lou.
Thanks in part to the dual vocals, the track is a cute, comfortable groove that comes off like a sing-song conversation about love lost. “News Are Saying” tackles a seemingly tough breakup scenario with heartbreakingly earnest passivity and upbeat energy. Listeners get a front row seat to Olenius shrugging off his sorrow. And Shout Out Louds die-hards, don’t fear – the full band plans to be back with a new release in 2017, too.
Adam Olenius’ debut solo EP, Looking Forward To The New Me, will be out June 29th on his ABWO label.