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August 3, 2023

Tobias Lund: “Hurts Just A Little”

By: Jack Anderson

This past Monday we premiered something from Norwegian producer-arranger-composer Morten Martens, and his project Les Imprimés. Well, not even a full week later, we’ve got another new Scandinavian tune for you. But unlike Martens, this Nordic songwriter lives right here within the Austin City Limits.

We’re referring to Tobias Lund, who moved here from Copenhagen last year. Sure, the migration was primarily in pursuit of a law degree, but once Lund acclimated to “the Live Music Capital of the World” culture, he quickly felt his artistry ascend to an even higher level. Like anyone with good tastes, Tobias Lund draws a lot from Stevie Wonder’s iconic style of jazz-soul, but you’ll instantly recognize the modern influence of pop-R&B innovators like Eloise and Mac Ayres.

Today, Tobias was kind enough to give us an early listen to his debut studio single, “Hurts Just A Little”, and boy are we glad he did. At a hair over three-and-a-half minutes, “Hurts Just A Little” kicks off with erotic key chords and Lund’s passionate pipes before graduating up to a brilliantly simple drum beat, staccato six-string rhythms, backup call-and-response harmonies, clever bass lines, a couple synth stabs for good measure. Once you’re past the lush choruses, falsetto flourishes, cool-as-hell guitar solo and rousing trumpet riffs, you’ll feel lovey dovey for days to come. All in all? It’s an outstanding first entry into Tobias Lund’s discography, and we frankly can NOT wait for more of this Dane’s dashing and jazzy soul-pop dalliances.


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Meggan Carney: “Ketchup”

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