A year on from the release of her singles ‘My Flowers’ and ‘Dive’, Swedish pop star Dotter has a new single ‘Creatures Of The Sun’ online and available to stream now:
Swedish singer-songwriter Dotter is a fascinating anomaly in the indie-pop world. Boasting a sounds that feels like “a cross between Abba and Lana Del Rey” (Pop Justice), she captures the spirit of the finest female artists of the late 60s and early 70s while also feeling like a natural contemporary to the likes of Florence + The Machine.
Born Johanna Maria Jansson (she adopted the name Dotter – Swedish for daughter) in the striking and artistically-friendly environment of Arvika, not far from the Swedish/Norwegian border. After collaborating with producers online, she decided to head to Stockholm: not only to study music, but to also to benefit from the potential connections that can be found in a capital city. “I found a guy who wanted to record a demo with me,” she recalls. “And then we fell in love, so I’ve stayed in his studio ever since.”
That connection with producer Dino Medanhodzic also sparked a rich creative partnership as they crafted her breakthrough single ‘My Flower’, her follow-up ‘Dive’ and this summer’s new track ‘Creatures of the Sun’.
Talking of the theme behind ‘Creatures of the Sun’ she explains “It’s interesting to think about all of the coincidences that led to us being here on earth. All of my ancestors before me have led to this moment. It could’ve been totally different. Whether you’re a human or an animal or a flower, every second in life we’re important to the earth. And when we die we go back to the earth.”