Majken is an interesting Swedish Karlskrona born singer-songwriter. She announced the release of her debut album Young Believer which will be out on December 7th via Kollektivet Records. It explores themes of teenage desire, uncertainly of the heart and mental health, experienced from both sides. The album was recorded at her home in Malmo with Damon Tutunjian (Mew, Swirlies).
We already shared “Lovely Daughter” and “This War Belongs To You”; “Teenage Desires” is a new excerpt. Her words about it: “”Teenage Desires was the first song I wrote and played on harp. When we re-recorded it for the third time we were in a basement where we had to turn off all the lights to get rid of electrical humming. I barely saw what I was playing and the session went on until four in the morning. Damon fell asleep over the laptop twice while recording and I had the worst harp neck for the next few days. Teaching myself harp has been very interesting, and I’ve become aware of the body’s ability to self-adjust the playing technique in order to get rid of small noises and ugliness I wouldn’t notice when I first started playing. I still don’t know if I’m doing it right, but it doesn’t really matter. I’m glad we ended up using a take from that session!”