Who? Erik Nielsen is a Swedish chap who competed in the 2014 series of Swedish Idol. This is his debut single and video ‘Won’t Cry’.
What’s it like? It’s a beat-heavy ballad. Starting off as a soft piano track, but soon revealing itself to have an ALMIGHTY chorus. We love the ambient contrast of the almost unsettlingly underplayed chorus melody to the intense production that’s going on behind it. Brilliant stuff. Bonus points also go to the start-stop tactics towards the end.
Written by? Erik himself, and produced by Dick Örnå.
More from Erik? He’s just released his debut album ‘Almost Naked’, and you can check that out here.