Music & Arts
Dreaming Of Being A Doctor To Singing ‘We Are Dreamers,’ Meet Frida SundemoSeptember 26, 2018
We’re going to say it: Frida Sundemo is the Swedish Sia.
Sundemo’s musical style and artistic aesthetic is reminiscent of Sia – or similarly, Björk and Sigur Rós. Of Sundemo’s latest album, Paste Magazine says it, “strikes a successful balance between galactic club anthems and cyborg siren songs.”
Honestly, what more do you need?
We talked a little bit about her EP that dropped this summer, but we didn’t get the chance to talk about the artist herself. Sundemo, a singer and songwriter from Gothenburg, whose songs have appeared on shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scream Queens” (pictured below), has a light, airy, child-like quality to her voice that can make you weep with a ballad or rave with a dance track.
The road to being a musician wasn’t a straight one. In an interview with Earmilk, Sundemo talked about how it took her a while to figure out what she wanted to do. She was interested in science and engineering, and she even made it to medical school –she plans on going back someday.
Photo: Joel Humlén; Artist/Photographer Linnea Sundemo “I’ve always been interested in neurosurgery – if not that, neurology,” she told Earmilk. Those aren’t words you hear many musicians say.
Sundemo’s interest in science has intersected with her music, most recently with her album, “Flashbacks & Futures,” which according to her Facebook page is “inspired by space, exploring the vast spaces between despondent synth-pop classics and all the more orchestral elements; a constellation of songs as readily identifiable as any entry-level asterism.”
Her music videos are art pieces in themselves.
Her video for “Over You (Pure Version)” features a loop of driving over a bridge, seemingly not making much progress. “We Are Dreamers,” her first single from “Flashbacks & Futures,” features dancers in panty-hose full body suits. And “Indigo” features Sundemo cuddling, dancing and fighting with someone in a furry bunny suit (spoiler alert, it’s her).
She has one concert on the books in October at a venue in the United Kingdom, but there are no other tour dates announced. We’re really hoping she’ll come back to the States soon so we can see her in action.
Keep up with Sundemo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Spotify.