With a new post-humous Prince album out in the world, all eyes are back on Minneapolis. But it’s safe to say that there’s plenty of life in the Twin Cities aside from the dearly departed Purple One. Case in point: Nick Elstad, who produces bedroom pop under the name Sweet and Lonely. As the handle suggests, Elstad’s original compositions are sparse in all the right places but carry some seriously affectionate emotional weight while avoiding being completely saccharine.
Early last week Sweet and Lonely shared their latest single “Days Like These”, channeling the psych-pop aura of Tame Impala without any of the pretentiousness, and surefire to entrance you with its upbeat-but-ethereal groove!