Sweden has a longstanding reputation for producing high-qualitymusic. Throughout history, Sweden has always produced successful classical and folk musicians. However, in modern times, pop music has completely taken over the Swedish music scene much to the enjoyment of the locals and the rest of the world. Some of the most popular groups throughout history include ABBA, Ace if Base, the Cardigans, Roxette, and many more.
Today, Sweden has quickly become a hotbed for high energy contemporary music. When it comes to pop music, Sweden really can do no wrong; in the past few years, Swedish music has extended easily to the rest of the world. To acquaint you, here are some of the best Swedish musicians today:
Lykke Li, also known formerly as Li Lykke Timotej Zachrisson is a Swedish pop singer and songwriter. Her music is primarily a mixture of indie pop and electronic. Her first album titled Youth Novels in 2008 is what ushered her to fame thanks to her melodic singing and performance skills. Her following album, Wounded Rhymes, which was released in 2011 displayed her growth and maturity, making her one of her country’s most respected pop artists.
Little Dragon can trace their origins to the town of Gothenburg in Sweden. Made up of 4 group members, namely Yukimi Nagano, Håkan Wirenstrand, Fredrik Wallin and Erik Bodin, this group was formed back in 1996. Little Dragon is known for its unique sound and approach to contemporary music and their performances and music videos are often characterized by dreamy landscapes and experimental electronic sounds that tie everything together in a unique way.
Tove Styrke mainly releases electronic and dance music, and she is quickly becoming one of the acts to watch out for in Sweden and the rest of the world. Aside from touring with top global acts such as Lorde and Katy Perry, she has also managed to release a series of albums over the years that have garnered her a lot of attention.
Miike Snow is a popular Swedish Indie cover band that has been fortunate enough to work with some of the best producers in the Swedish music business. His producers have been credited with producing g great acts such as Jeniffer Lopez, Britney Spear, and Madonna, which probably helps to partly explain why Mikke has experienced so much success at home and globally as well.