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Sjowgren — Now & Then
Album: Now & Then
Avg rating:
6.8

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Total ratings: 618









Released: 2017
Length: 3:23
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Two kids growing up together
You didn't know what I was up to
Asked you out in my little round way
Down down shooting me down
You held me tight
So I wouldn't cry but you
You don't remember
You don’t remember
We all remember different sides

I knew then what I know now
I may lose it for a second now and then

I knew then what I know now
I may lose it for a second now and then

We grew from one to another
Learning what we would fall into
Attraction tells when what want most
Found found heard where I’d gone
Some things had changed
But others stayed the same and you
You had your stories
Some different stories I left behind

I knew then what I know now
I may lose it for a second now and then

I knew then what I know now
I may lose it for a second now and then
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This one and their debut single (Seventeen): indie pop at its finest. Also love how they keep themselves out of the public eye (what, no Wikipedia page?!)
I always know I like a song when I have to stop working to read all of the comments!
Way underrated, this is starting off at an 8 for me
Funny how these clear throated Skandyish Folk clones all sound alike. Voices or AI?
I really love this and I think the producer didn’t mix the volume in the entire song well… and I love the song
 fncll wrote:


I don't really understand the 2nd paragraph. Maybe they don't want their life outside of music to play a part, deemed by others, in their music. Maybe they have reasons to not be known. Maybe they're just private and believe, as professionals, that their music stands on its own. Thre are so many reasons that don't preclude being professionals.

And for all we know, they mentor other musicians all the time.


Some artists prefer to showcase their art, not their personal lives to cultivate an audience.
 timmus wrote:
I struggled with a rating on this for awhile.  The song seems built around a strong hook (the chorus), which gets a bit repetitive, and the rest kind of sounds like whiny noodling that was tacked on, so idk.  All parts of a good song should stand on their own.  I liked it the first few times I heard it, but it just doesn't seem to age well on repeat listens for me.
 
Also I'm not sure what's up with the idea of an "anonymous" band... professionals are always proud to stand up and represent their craft and mentor others.


I don't really understand the 2nd paragraph. Maybe they don't want their life outside of music to play a part, deemed by others, in their music. Maybe they have reasons to not be known. Maybe they're just private and believe, as professionals, that their music stands on its own. Thre are so many reasons that don't preclude being professionals.

And for all we know, they mentor other musicians all the time.
I struggled with a rating on this for awhile.  The song seems built around a strong hook (the chorus), which gets a bit repetitive, and the rest kind of sounds like whiny noodling that was tacked on, so idk.  All parts of a good song should stand on their own.  I liked it the first few times I heard it, but it just doesn't seem to age well on repeat listens for me.
 
Also I'm not sure what's up with the idea of an "anonymous" band... professionals are always proud to stand up and represent their craft and mentor others.
The chorus hits me like a brick of audio delight.  Fantastically catchy.
Anybody else hear a whispered one, two, three, four at the start?  
I like this more every time I hear it. The song that is.
I’m having a great evening of discovering new artists. This is another. Excellent.
The local AAA spun 'Seventeen' a ton a couple years ago----great tune that would fit well with the rest of the RP playlist.  With exposure on RP---might be a good idea to get some web presence.
Lifted from allmusic.com:

 Artist Biography by Marcy Donelson

Despite a Scandinavian name and a sound that could pass for Nordic pop, Sjowgren ("show grin") is an indie pop trio from California. A retro-soul edge is provided in large part by the unaffected alto of their lead vocalist, who, along with bandmates, prefers to remain anonymous. After releasing an EP of demos in 2015, their EP win'20 arrived in 2020.

Sjowgren emerged early in 2015, when they uploaded a few self-recorded, guitar-based songs that were collected for the Demos EP that June. The same month, they released the summery single "Seventeen," which offered a fleshed-out, full-band arrangement. The song was featured in a commercial for an online marketplace early the next year. Sjowgren's follow-up single "Now & Then" hit streaming charts in early 2017. A year later, they returned with a pair of stand-alone tracks, "Beginners" and "Better Off," before re-emerging in 2020 with the self-released EP win'20.


A little more info is at cutcraftmusicgroup.com/artists/sjowgren/

Their website http://www.sjowgren.com/ currently links to https://longtimefrienddiscount.com ("an evolving collective of artists writing and producing their own music.") and links from there to spotify

Sjowgren (pronounced “show grin”) is literally all I know about this band - but now I need to know more!!
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