You might know Kapitalet member Martin Sköld from one of the biggest bands in Sweden’s history, namely Kent. Martin and Dejan Belgrenius started working together after Kent called it a day back in 2016, and released the single “En förlorad värld” (“A lost world”) in 2020. Now they’re back again, with the new single “Skynda att leva” (Hurry up to live).
The single has a Kent-like sound, but with Dejan’s barytone vocals. They’ve worked with producer Anders “Rooster” Roos, and recording took place in the famous Atlantis Studio in Stockholm where for example ABBA recorded some of their classic albums. Mixing was done at the legendary Hansa Studio in Berlin (Depeche Mode, David Bowie, U2 etc), where Michel Ilbert was behind the desk.
Lyrically the song is inspired by the weird times we’re living in, and how we can’t take normality for granted. We should hurry up to live because you never know what might happen.
The single is out digitally on Progress Productions on February 14. Bonus trivia: Label boss Torny Gottberg is in the choir in background of the song, together with Ida Lundberg and Martin Sköld. Fellow ex-Kent Markus Mustonen plays the drums.