This post was originally published in October 2018.

Modern Swedish culture has quietly and shrewdly appropriated the language of pop music. It’s no secret that Max Martin is one of the top songwriters in the world; it’s also clear that ORKID has been paying attention to where the sound of indie-electro is going - her songs have a pop sense of vitality that is instantly appealing.

Speaking from a point-of-view that will resonate with women everywhere, ORKID pinpoints that moment when there is nothing left to fight for in the relationship. It’s a moment of pure freedom:

“Oh, lay low
don’t come around here
you don’t matter, boy
you got me wasting all my time
finally I’m sober
happy that it’s over”— ORKID

ORKID, aka Matilda Melin from Sweden’s far north, personifies a quintessential Swedish indie-electro-pop. This song is featured on our CHILL Angeles playlist.