Embrace the Melancholy: Grift's Second Single & Evocative Visuals

Aug 23 2023

“En hemskog” is the second single and music video from “Dolt land”, the upcoming album of multidisciplinary Swedish music project Grift, due for release on September 22, 2023.

Listen to and watch “En hemskog” here:

Once again, Erik Gärdefors plays all the instruments himself – including acoustic guitar, melodica, glockenspiel, analogue synth, and percussion – and has also sampled nature sounds to create a truly immersive listening experience. Regardless of instrumentation, or whether Grift performs in concert or studio, Erik always seeks to convey the sense of melancholy and existential questions that artists and thinkers throughout history have always felt a strong urge to express. Evocative escapism to, if only for a moment, sever the chains of mundanity and allow your imagination to roam free.

Erik commented:

”En hemskog” means ’A home forest’. A home is a metaphor for many different things. It can be a person, an animal, a feeling, or – in this instance – a forest. In this lush forest, the green woodpecker is almost invisible. Only the red spot on its head gives it away. Thanks to the inherited paths, I come across a lesser butterfly-orchid and almost step on a woodcock’s egg. I so wish this place could be preserved as it is.