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Extra material and mentions

It’s been interesting to follow the life of the new album. When we for the first time in June gave a hint about it’s existence we had a plan not to just put it out there. We set a release date, created a rough time plan (not super serious), we’re still indie, right? But a schedule to get it all ready and for people to know about it. A schedule that slowly became tighter when we realized we wouldn’t even have the album cover ready for the release date. But that’s a different story.

When the album was out it took a few days or even a week for it to really take off. For example one day when I was out cleaning the barn to prepare for setting up a summer gym, I happened to have the phone in my hands photographing and suddenly got a call from vlt. Usually they just call to sell subscriptions, but this time they wanted to write something about the album. “Småbarnsföräldrarna släpper album” or “Parents releasing an album” a paywall article. Also available in the paper version of vlt 2107-08-09.

When the paper copy of vlt came out we received greetings from our friends at livekarusellen that we’ve been touring with and they wished us good luck with the new album.

Things are slowly staring to return to normal. We’ve been sharing some new ideas, working much with video and subtitling. If you’re interested in the story behind Explorers we’ve created two videos where Anneli and I talk more about the album. And the upcoming music and projects sheds light on that there is a life after the album for our creative spirits too.

 

Album update

It’s 10 years since we formed Enchanted Duo, it’s 10 years since we released our last album and now we give you 10 tracks. The new album will be called Explorers and the release date is set for 1st August.

Häggfestival – Dreams

This is one of those songs that you first record then learn how to play live. Trying to match the melody and rhythm guitar all at once. Earlier this year we played this song on the livekarusellen tour, only with an electric-guitar. This time it’s all acoustic and sounds even more scaled back. I think the song has a bit of nerve that comes out quiet beautifully in the video.

Passing The 50k Mark

Just recently we passed 50 000 views on our Youtube channel. It has been active since 2006 and I would say that we were considered early adopters, at least in Sweden. Not many bands had their own channel at that time.  Part of the situation was caused by the fact that you had to acquire a license from the copyright collecting societies for every site you’d like to upload your music to, if you were to follow the terms and agreements strictly.  The situation was a gray zone and therefore we worked slightly anonymous by uploading the videos from a user account named “holymolydoly”. The username is still stuck in our url, not very handy for branding, but there you have the story anyway. A lot has happened since then and today every musician use Youtube as their no1 video site, even uploading covers and everyone think it’s fine. You could say the outsider has become mainstream. Or maybe it’s all wrong to recall Youtube as an outsider, because before here was nothing.

The most viewed video from our channel is this indie style video of our song “I See You Now” with more then 17000 views.

Fairly popular is the video from the video installation week.