Iranian-born Swedish pop star Laleh pulls a whole lot of BOOM out of the bag on her latest EP, a five song strong collection of instantly-irrepressible and beautifully crafted Scandipop.
Quite simply, there is no room for a standout track here because each song is as masterful as the next, with Laleh successfully injecting each exquisitely-penned track with majestic pop hooks and top-quality production.
Some Die Young is a beautiful, hope-filled cocktail of strings and electronica, Stars Align manages to weave delightful choral ‘Woo-hoos’ into a thundering chorus of crescendoing beats and spacey bleeps and buzzes whilst EP opener Colors is a soaring slice of transcendent pop.
Boom was posted on Soundcloud and released to iTunes last week. Stream it. Buy it. But whatever you do, do not miss out on this one.