We'll stay in Sweden with another track that is purely personal in both it's design, and in the way it is performed. ' Plàsi ' is a musician we haven't featured before - originally Mikael Bitzarakis, he was born on the island of Crete, but has lived in Sweden since an early age, studying songwriting at the Rytmus Music School in Stockholm.
Influenced by acoustic guitar music from the likes of Sufjan Stevens and Kings of Convenience, Plàsi released an EP entitled 'Now & Then' back in 2016 , proof that no matter how hard we try, we always miss out on some charming music. These 5 tracks of soft acoustic tracks are still available and pretty easy to find on streaming services.
Plàsi is now preparing for an album release and ahead of that he's released 2 singles. 'Follow Me' is the 2nd of these, and it's such a thoughtful track, which becomes heart wrenching and genuinely lovely once you understand that it was written for his sister when the family were going through a difficult period - just listen to the words and you'll understand. Musically I love the sound of the guitar, so distinct and clear, and it reminds me of some of my favourite little bands that I personally cherish such as 'The Miserable Rich', with songwriters who write instinctively and purely from the heart.
Take a listen to 'Follow Me' here:
We'll try to take the time to write a full review of the 'Plàsi' album when it's released in full.