Ginko Bugs returns with infectious tune ‘My Eyelash Girl’

“For me, like in every song I create, the melody, structure and feeling are in the words and after that everything comes to me through some channel, like an energy wave, that I just catch and go with the flow”
14 May 2024

Pop-rock artist Ginko Bugs​ shares of his latest track, My Eyelash Girl​. The song boasts an anthemic quality that demands to be sung along to, courtesy of its infectious hook and heartfelt message—a love letter to that special someone with their unique allure.

Drawing inspiration from classic bands, Ginko Bugs delivers a sound that resonates with fans of yesteryear’s power pop. With subtle nods to The Beatles’ sonics and Bowie-esque vocals, the track seamlessly blends accessibility with sonic complexity, particularly evident in its heavier bridge section.

Behind the moniker Ginko Bugs lies Stockholm-based musician Erik Åredal, who not only brings the fictitious group to life but also crafts its entire backstory. At the core of the narrative is Lieutenant Bo Biloba & Crew, with Åredal stepping into the role of the main vocalist. His musical influences, including Ziggy Stardust and The Beatles Singles Collection 1962-1970, lay the foundation for Ginko Bugs’ distinctive sound.

Åredal’s journey in music traces back to his formative years, where he founded Ginko Biloba—a collective of local musicians that saw success in Sweden from 1992 to 2000. After a hiatus, he returned to the music scene in 2018, this time as a solo act under the moniker Ginko Bugs. Previous releases have garnered praise from critics at Alt77, Nagamag, and Obscure Sounds.

My Eyelash Girl encapsulates the signature elements of Ginko Bugs’ sound—bold drums, smooth vocals, and classic harmonies. Åredal describes his creative process as one driven by melody, structure, and emotion, channeling his inspiration into each composition: “For me, like in every song I create, the melody, structure and feeling are in the words and after that everything comes to me through some channel, like an energy wave, that I just catch and go with the flow”.

The track’s full production and atmospheric interludes provide a platform for each instrument to shine, resulting in a seamless fusion of easy-listening and classic rock—a nostalgic yet refreshing addition to the modern music landscape.

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