Swedish five-piece Villa Rivercat have shared their first single ‘More.’ Taken from their upcoming album Days and Weeks and Hours, the track is a 60’s inspired indie-folk journey with melodic guitars, tight drum work and delicate vocal arrangements.
Villa Rivercat ‘s sound is organic and reminiscent of natural elements – possibly owing to the band’s formation deep in the forests of Dalarna, Sweden. Consisting of musicians and friends Hanna Fideli Fritzell (lead vocals, guitar), William Lindberg (bass guitar, vocals), Ida Säfström (vocals, violin, harmonica), Jonathan Vester (lead guitar) & Karl Geisler (drums, percussion) Villa Rivercat came into fruition in early 2015 and have since performed at various festivals such as in Tantoklafset located in Stockholm and Peace and Love Festival in their hometown of Borlänge.
‘More’ is an interesting juxtaposition in terms of content. The lyrics speak of an ex-patient from a psychiatric facility, while the chorus is joyful and upbeat, indicating a message of hope – spoken through music and melody more than words.
“’More’ is about a young woman who Hanna met at a bar in Malmö who claimed she had escaped from a psychiatric department. She had been hospitalized and weighed 34 kilos, and she said that her face had aged at least ten years in the year she had been ill, and now she was on her way home. It is about to lie and play games and test how far you can go before anyone finds out. It’s really a very tragic and unhappy song lyrically, but with a joyful sing-a-long chorus at the end, and the message that there is a friend in the night if one dares to let go of himself and tell someone about his or her demons.”
Days and Weeks and Hours is set for release in December via NIWI Records (Dream Lake.)
Listen to ‘More’ below: