The buzzing Swedish indie-pop phenomenon Augustine returns with his new single ‘Prom’ from his upcoming debut album which is set for release later this year. Augustines beautiful mess of emotions within this track are drawn from his personal experiences over the past year, taking the listener on a graceful trip through the melancholia and excitement that are accompanies by change.
The grand pipe organ intro sets the vibe of dancing alone in your bedroom in the middle of the night and quickly evolves into a bouncy drum beat. Throughout the chorus, Augustine’s dazzling falsetto flows shine through. Carrying the worries and excitement of change, this track embraces the melancholic feeling of leaving something behind but also touches on a sense of buzzing wonder at what could possibly lie ahead.
Being caught up with his own feeling in a whirlwind, Augustine’s storytelling takes the listen along on an emotional tightrope. Balancing the surfaces brightness with the turmoil within, he explains: “The night before prom came to embody this very tense and juvenile feeling of a life-changing moment. You know the feeling that everything will be different tomorrow? There is so much melancholia attached to it, but also excitement. It’s beautiful in a way. You never know how things will turn out, or what choices will make sense in the end.”