"In a music world of ‘junk food’ pop (quickly produced, poor quality and easily forgotten) I want to support alternative tracks I believe do deserve to be listened to"
Laakso is a fourpiece indie-pop band from Sweden with Finnish influences, who formed back in 2001. After an eight-year hiatus when lead singer Markus Krunegård embarked on a solo career, the band have got back to create a new album ‘Grateful Dead‘ due for release on 22nd April. ‘So Happy, So Sad’ is the first single released from it.
‘So Happy, So Sad’ is a light, breezy and earthy pop song full of sentiment, positively dripping in likeable melodies, solid harmonies and wistful vocals. With its bright guitars, and catchy hooks it washes over you in supremely satisfying fashion to deliver an instantly likeable and highly melodic crowdpleaser of a record.