“Swedish songwriter Alice Boman is a ghostly, whispered presence in “Dreams,” which starts as an elegy and ends with solace” – THE NEW YORK TIMES
“A subtle, nuanced balance between enthralling dream pop and stark confessional” – CLASH “Sublime, heartbreaking” – GORILLA VS. BEAR
Swedish singer-songwriter Alice Boman looks ahead to 2018 today, with the announcement of a European tour for the early months of the year. The run follows three sold out shows in London and Stockholm this fall. Alice Boman’s debut EPs Skisser and EP II themselves sparked over 120 shows across the globe and festival appearances at the likes of End Of The Road, Green Man, and Roskilde.
‘Dreams’, Boman’s new single and first release since 2014, is a stark, open-hearted account of loss and the importance of dreams. Accompanied by an equally stunning video set in the remote locale of Vårhallarna, ‘Dreams’ earned praise from Billboard, The New York Times, Beats1, KEXP, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash and more upon its release in September 2017, with Alice also capturing the eyes and ears of The Fader, The Guardian, NPR, Entertainment Weekly and more. The effortless emotionality of Alice Boman’s music has also seen her music featured on TV shows including Transparent, Suits, Being Human and Catfish, and in feature film Paper Towns.
“I wanted to record in a proper studio – I wanted to try something bigger,” she says of her earliest aspirations. That’s something which ‘Dreams’ (and her “almost there” upcoming debut LP) has helped to realise. Taking forty rough sketches out to a countryside retreat to whittle down, she emerged with a collection of her strongest, most emotionally potent work to date. ‘Dreams’ is the first taster of that work – fittingly, it was also the first track Alice wrote in the wake of her first two EPs’ runaway success
“It’s so nice to share what you’ve been doing,” Alice continues. “I’m a bit of a perfectionist, but the songs I love the most are far from perfect. I want my songs to feel alive – that’s the magic.” On the evidence of ‘Dreams’, Alice Boman has never been so full of life.