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Approved: Josefin Öhrn And The Liberation

By | Published on Tuesday 29 January 2019

Josefin Öhrn And The Liberation

Bass-heavy psychedelic duo Josefin Öhrn And The Liberation are set to return this April with their third album, ‘Sacred Dreams’.

Their first LP since 2016’s ‘Mirage’, ‘Sacred Dreams’ comes after Öhrn and her songwriting partner Fredrik Joelson relocated from Stockholm to London. There they brought in a new line-up of supporting musicians, including The Go! Team’s multi-instrumentalist Angela Won-Yin Mak, Eskimo Chain frontman Patrick Smith and bassist Ben Ellis, who has worked with Iggy Pop and Swervedriver.

The record was produced by Andy Ramsay of Stereolab at his Press Play studios, where he drew out an even more dense, room-filling sound than on the duo’s previous records.

“This album comes out of a period of heartbreak, loss and dissolution, but also of deep love, warmth and beauty unveiled in the middle of it”, says Öhrn. “A sacred dream, the way we see it, is not necessarily a golden fluffy cloud river, but instead also contains all the shadows that need to be seen and felt in order to drop what has to go in order to truly live”.

“The dissonance of such a dream may not be immediately apparent, let alone the meaning of it”, she goes on. “In a way all of these tracks seem to emanate from that place where we have almost reached a new shore, or maybe we missed it and are headed somewhere else entirely, but there’s no way of telling until afterwards”.

The band will be touring the UK in March and April, including a show at the Islington Assembly Hall in London on 26 Apr.

Listen to the first single from the new album, ‘Desire’, here:

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