“Many Voices Speak has mastered the art of cinematic melancholy” The Line of Best Fit
“Sweden’s patron saint of moon-gazing dream-pop” Ja Ja Ja
“Lush dream-pop” Stereogum
Swedish singer-songwriter Many Voices Speak has recently released her debut album ‘Tank Town’ via Strangers Candy.
She has now shared a beautiful performance video for album’s title track ‘Tank Town’. Matilda says: “The video was recorded in the same environment where the Tank Town album was made. Several songs on the record were also written in that same house and on that same piano I play in the video. The fact that we’ve taken the track back to where it was originally written gave me a feeling of coming full circle. Playing with me in the video is Petter Nygårdh, who produced the album, and Petter Winnberg who appear on several songs on Tank Town.”
Featuring the dreamy singing and songwriting of Matilda Mård, Many Voices Speak was born out of Mård’s move from Stockholm to the smaller Swedish industrial town of Borlänge. Less distraction gave way to creative rejuvenation and a revitalized approach to music.
Mård found liberation in one of the Borlänge more unlikely places — the karaoke bar. It became a “free zone” for her, she says, “far away from my own self doubts and prestige about music.” After piling songs for years without ever releasing anything, she was relieved of the pressure she felt towards her own creations and began again as Many Voices Speak.
Her debut EP Away for All Time was released in 2016 and received early attention online with its nostalgic lead single “Video Child” and an airy cover of Rodgers and Hartz’s classic “Blue Moon,” garnering support from Spotify, Stereogum, Noisey, WNYC, Idolator and more, while landing Many Voices Speak highly on the Hype Machine charts and a poignant placement in Riverdale, and more recently on newly launched Netflix film “All The Boys I’ve Loved Before”.