Sarah Klang shares video for ‘It’s Been Heaven Knowing You’, playing The Lexington Dec 3rd23 October 2019
Self-confessed “saddest girl in Sweden”, Gothenburg’s Sarah Klang has recently shared a video for her the sublime, ‘It’s Been Heaven Knowing You’, taken from her sophomore LP ‘Creamy Blue’, out in the world now via Pangur Records. Premiered by Clash Magazine here and directed by Marcus Söderlund (Yung Lean, The xx, Mount Kimbie), you can watch the video below. In support of the new album, Sarah will play her first UK show at The Lexington on December 3rd.
Talking about the video, Sarah says: “The video is just me and my friend Moa hanging around. We wanted to capture the friendship between us, while doing what we do best – nothing. The director (Marcus Söderlund) had the idea of doing like a modern version of Rebecca and Enid in Ghost World from 2001. We wanted to portray being best friends and also being bored together. Daniel Takács shot it on his old 16mm Bolex camera.” And of the song’s reverb-soaked melancholia, she continues: “For me the song is about when you know a relationship is ending, and you try your hardest to be kind and gentle. To remember the good things.”
Klang’s new record follows 2018’s break-out ‘Love In The Milky Way; an invigorating expression of heartbreak pop delivered with a sugar-coated Scandi charm and a healthy dose of self-deprecation, charting at #1 in Sweden on release and receiving a Swedish Grammy to boot. ‘Creamy Blue’, written and produced in collaboration with Kevin Andersson, is a no-holds-barred ode to 21st century relationships – past and present, romantic and platonic. Sarah makes her live UK debut at London’s The Lexington on December 3 as part of a wider EU tour supporting the album, having spent the past year selling out shows across mainland Europe and recently supporting fellow Swedish duo First Aid Kit on their tour.
Whilst working as a waitress in her father’s bar, desperate for a change yet previously demoralised by a jaded musician ex who was deeply “negative about the whole industry,” a few years back Sarah made the decision to turn her hand to writing her own songs. Using a love of good old-fashioned ballads as her starting point, the result was something that intertwines classic 60s/70s pop, Americana and country to mesmerising effect.
‘CREAMY BLUE’ EU TOUR-DATES
27.11 – Hamburg (DE) – Nochtwache
28.11 – Berlin (DE) – Auster Club
29.11 – Amsterdam (NL) – Paradiso
30.11 – Mulheim an der Ruhr (DE) – Raumfahrtzentrum
01.12 – Arnhem (NL) – Luxor Live
02.12 – Paris (FR) – Pop-Up du Label
03.12 – London (UK) – The Lexington
23.01 – Zurich (CH) – Rockwoche
26.01 – Munchen (DE) – Kranhalle
27.01 – Leipzig (DE) – Neus Schauspiel
28.01 – Cologne (DE) – Blue Shell
30.01 – Copenhagen (DK) – Vega
31.01 – Aarhus (DK) – Atlas
02.02 – Oslo (NO ) – Parkteatret