New release alert! Swedish duo My Darling YOU! are masters of short, shouty, energetic pop songs combining guitars, keyboards, and percussion with handsome melodies and ace vocals. The band—comprised of Klas Hermansson and Christoffer Johansson—formed in 2004 and released ten singles over an eight-year period, beginning with a series of self-released gems and building to a stunning run of releases on the hip Luxury Records label.
‘A Dream Come True’ (matcd087) collects 20 highlights from these long sold-out singles into a cohesive and impressive album that hopefully provides the band with a larger audience than the original Swedish-only releases allowed.
The songs on the album revolve around typical twenty-something transgressions including drinking, smoking, and relationship mishaps, but tales of noisy neighbors, late night dancing, rainy nights, bar fights, disco lights, taxi kisses, drunk dialing, heartbreak, antidepressants, popstars, and marriage proposals are also fair game.
The album perfectly captures the band’s shambolic energy and punk rock attitude in 38 minutes that will have you reaching for the repeat button straightaway. We’ve heard rumors there may be new My Darling YOU! recordings on the horizon, so catch up on their back story now so you are prepared for the next chapter.
Pro tip: we released ‘We Break Up On Friday’ (matda021) and ‘Thanks For Letting Me Stay’ (matda016) as digital singles and each has a non-album b-side so make sure you check out those two extra tracks as well!
‘A Dream Come True’ and the two singles are available now from the Matinée shop and other reputable retailers, as well as the usual digital platforms. Have a listen to a few choice cuts on our Soundcloud and you’ll surely be hooked!