In 2009, after playing together in different constellations in Stockholm, the three future band members went their separate ways. Wera left the music behind, moved to Berlin and got a warehouse job while Linus Hasselberg traveled to South America to write music. In 2012, they met up and a Live Session with material from Linus’ travels got caught on tape. “Land of the free” spread and got 10,000 views the first week.
Linus and Roméo Sjöberg then flew to Berlin to bring Wera back to Stockholm. Wera eventually came home, and now, 12 months after their first gig supporting Miss Li and after 6 months in the basement studio, the band are about to release their first EP, written and produced by themselves. Their music has grown and the seven-piece group that plays instruments such as percussion, brass and strings are now presenting a sound with components from mainly Folk, Rock and Soul.
The Brothers Among Wera chemistry is so provocative, it’s almost obscene. Their reputation has preceded this single, the music is artfully crafted, the lyrics are evocative, and dripping with passion. When Wera Westholm sings passion, her voice sounds drenched with lemon and honey, while the rest of the band is a perfect complement.
Their songwriting has depth rarely encountered these days. The lyrics are so poetical, evoking scenes which vary from one person’s mind to another, while the music perfectly enriches the melody with a depth all of its own. The music is hard to classify. It crosses over styles, creating a place all its own.
On “Waltz”, You know that you are hearing something very special when listening to this wonderful combination of music and lyric, brought to life with the soaring, gentle, harsh, loving vocals of Wera and the unique and greatly talented individuals who make up the band. Few, more touching performances can be found anywhere, in any time period, or in any musical genre.
I have been around a very, very long time. I have performed and listened to a universe and more, of music. So it is with absolute sincerity that I draw on these experiences to highly recommend this single to you. This is music which has many elements of greatness that will grow on you further, the more you listen to it.
You know that feeling you get when you hear a song and instantly think, “I wish I had written this?!” That is what happened to me the moment I heard “Waltz”. The lyrics and overall sound, take a page from the Folk/Americana/Blues/Rock playbook while the imagery is vivid, beautiful and other worldly.
This single will restore your faith in quality music, made by talented artists. Don’t miss the Brothers Among Wera!
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