Press Release: New Swedish rock-pop duo Framåt makes cover on “Smartare” (Smarter) by Estraden & Molly Sandén
December 11, 2020 // Press Release: New Swedish rock-pop duo Framåt makes cover on “Smartare” (Smarter) by Estraden & Molly Sandén
From nowhere, the Swedish pop-rock duo Framåt (Forward) emerges and begins their career with a surprising cover of the song “Smartare” (Smarter) by Estraden & Molly Sandén. David Axelsson and Johannes Bergkvist (Proklaim) have played together for ten years but have now joined forces and will jointly release music under the name Framåt. Today, December 11, the first single is released via JONO Music.
Framåt is a new pop-rock duo consisting of guitarist/singer David Axelsson and Johannes Bergqvist (Proklaim) on drums, bass and synthesizers.
Both David and Johannes grew up in Uppsala playing music together on various occasions since 2010. Being active musicians of all sorts they have both been travelling around nationally and internationally through the years. David is the one you usually find behind the guitar alongside Johannes on drums, but this time you will also be able to experience David’s vocals as well as his playing.
The starting shot for this new venture is an exciting cover of the song Smarter made by Swedish artists Estraden and Molly Sandén, but in a new exciting pop/rock-version. Some Scandinavian rock-influences in the same spirit as Kent can be discerned and David’s expressive, characteristic voice gives the song a new life, combined with captivating drums and supplementing melodies given by Johannes.
– Framåt is two musicians making a mark on songs they enjoy, David explains, and Johannes develops:
– That’s right. In addition, we also have some own songs that we intend to release in the future.
Smartare will be released by JONO Music on December 11th and will be available on all digital platforms.
David Axelsson: Vocals, electric guitar
Johannes Bergkvist: Drums, bass, synth
Smartare (single): orcd.co/smartare
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