Are you ready for a Swedish invasion? Because if Stockholm based artist Sportsman (AKA Per Magnusson) is anything to go by, it’s going to happen, and it’s going to be a good thing. Sportsman’s track ‘Rally’ is a gorgeously emotive slow-step pop tune that seems to capture the essence of intense romance. The piano refrain swirls through the track like an enduring teenage infatuation, heightened by the call and response with fellow Swede Linnea Jönsson (of Those Dancing Days). Magnusson found inspiration for the Sportsman project whilst spending time in Africa, which is surprising considering the icy, etherial sounds on ‘Rally’, but inspiration can be found in the strangest of places. The single is released on Best Fit Recordings, the label offshoot from those purveyors of fine taste at The Line of Best Fit, and should prove to be a coup for the label, as well as Magnusson himself.
Watch the video for ‘Rally’ below.