As the year has continued we have been contacted more frequently with new artists to check out – this week we were told about Bobby and his style of music which is desribed as “Frank Ocean meets Bon Iver”!
Tell us who you are and what is your sound?
I am Bobby Dancer an artist/producer from Stockholm Sweden. My sound is a mixture of playful and sad. I like to sum it up by saying “Frank Ocean meets Bon Iver”. I like quirky sounds and love songs! But I try to mix it up, lately I’ve tried to make 10 different soundalikes to guilty conscience by 070 Shake.
What exciting projects have you got coming up?
I’m releasing my second single called “Movie Scene” accompanied by a homemade music video. I’m also finishing up a third and fourth single, which hopefully will lead to an album release by the summer of 2021!
Where did you grow up and what music influenced you?
I grew up on an island outside of Stockholm which was idyllic in the summer and depressing during the winter. I listened to a lot of Kizz and Backstreet Boys as a child but then I became a rocker during my teens. I guess my sister, who is 5 years older, was the one who pointed me in the right direction in the end. She listened to actual good music, like Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Regina Spektor, Mary J Blige and Sade. I later found Bon Iver and Frank Ocean which really inspired me to write songs and Frank’s album Blonde is what made me want to become a producer.
What cool places do you recommend to visit in your city (bars, restaurants, etc)?
There is a Colombian restaurant called Kaffé Express a short train ride outside of Stockholm and also 5 minutes from my door. Go there and order the chicken empanadas! And afterwards I can buy you coffee or a snack or something.
We love recommendations – what have you been listening to, watching, or reading recently?
I re-watched Donald Glover’s Atlanta which is in my opinion one of the best series ever, so go watch that! And have a listen to everything Dijon has made, he is a genius.
Finally, what was the last thing that made you swear out loud?
Probably corona. The whole situation is tough, not being able to visit family and worrying about them. It’s exciting to get my music out there but it’s really depressing not being able to play it live.
Interview by Alex Minnis