Indie pop duo 7000apart have just released the first half of their new EP: Feel Your Feelings – Side A, with Side B still to come.
7000apart consists of Amelie Eiding and Jon Kresin, who became high school sweethearts when Amelie was a Swedish exchange student in Green Bay, WI, and met Jon in their senior year. They then went on to survive the uncertainty of a three-year, 7000km apart, long-distance relationship by writing heartfelt pop songs together, remotely. Soon after reuniting again, they married in 2016 and moved to the US to pursue music full-time, and their story has been unfolding eventfully ever since.
In 2018 the pair recorded their debut album in Sweden, We Are More, a project that was successfully crowdfunded by their fans; the album was released in 2019 with their fan-favorite single, Blank Check. After performing on Sweden’s Got Talent, garnering label interest and an anticipated U.S. tour, on the verge of breaking out in 2020, the pandemic brought the whole world to a halt. 7000apart kept writing songs, building their catalog, as well as an engaged online audience through streaming which garnered them a $20,000 Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of their new EP. Since then they have released six singles and won a Best New Artist Award from WAMI and Sweden’s Rocknallen 2021. Now, touring full-time, they’ve played over 140 shows around the Midwest and Sweden this year while also recording Feel Your Feelings, Side A, working with GRAMMY-winning producer and songwriter FEMKE in Nashville on the sophomore EP.
The industrious couple says that their art is motivated by a desire to help people through their music, by helping to destigmatise mental health struggles. The use of the phrase “Feel Your Feelings” was inspired by Jon’s own therapist while dealing with a time of darkness and tragedy.
Introspective, vulnerable and melancholic, Feel Your Feelings – Side A is skillfully crafted cathartic pop that carries a meaningful message perhaps especially relevant in today’s world. It offers listeners a sense of being perhaps a bit less alone in their more challenging emotional experiences. There’s vulnerability, anxiety, insecurity, disillusionment, and just a few glimmers of hope on the horizon, likely to be explored further on Side B.
Just a few highlights from the EP:
the relatable and fresh lyricism of the confessional track Whole Lot Left to Lose:
“Sometimes at night, I don’t want to close my eyes, cause I know I’ll have to open them up in the morning”,
the fierce and catchy No Is A Nice Word,
and the crystal clear, powerful vocals on the captivating closing ballad End Of This Tunnel.
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