I’ve never thought of Finland as a country that produces good music, but I also never thought Obama would win, so shows how much I know. But in February that may all change as Burning Hearts may be the band that places the virtual push pin on the Google map of Scandinavian music.
Aboa Sleeping starts off with ‘I Lost My Colour Vision’, a track that sounds like generic Scandinavian pop the likes of The Legends or Honeydrips. But as you progress through the rest of the album you’ll notice that it is perhaps there to cleanse your hearing pallet to prepare you for the remaining 8 tracks, all of them unique in their own way but blend together beautifully thanks to the help of Jessika Rapo’s sweet calming vocals and Henry Ojala’s mix of synth-and-jangle melodies.
Finland’s indie pop scene may be largely untapped at the moment but thanks to bands like Burning Hearts, I’m sure twee fans are going to start taking notice.
Aboa Sleeping is out February 10th on Shelflife