Icelandic Axel Flóvent is back with a new track, released later last week just ahead his performance at Paper Dress Vintage as part of Mirrors Festival’s lineup on Saturday. I missed him, regrettably, as his set unfortunately clashed with other gigs I had pencilled in my agenda. ‘City Dream’ is the latest studio offering coming from an artist who represents one of the hottest names from the northern European scene. Out on Epic Amsterdam/Sony Music, the new track – in between indie vibes and 80’s art-pop – draws immediate comparisons to the likes of London Grammar, not to mention La Roux.

Axel takes us on a trip through a world populated by his inner demons, telling the story of a guy who moved from his native Akureyri to the charming Amsterdam, following a period of feeling “isolated and overwhelmed”. “‘City Dream’ is such a chapter change for me in every way – explains Flóvent – I’ve moved to another country, all new people around me, I feel more in control over what I’m creating in terms of fewer mental devils holding me back inside my head. Exploring this whole new version of the world I never knew before.”

Tune in and enjoy the beautiful new track below here. It’s a must-listen.

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