The Magnettes unleash a Monster in their new single and video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The ascendant Sweden trio pull all the stops on this super-charged track, throwing a pounding dance-pop party fuelled by exciting instrumentation, playfully sexy lyrics and an urgent, instantly addictive hook that rushes out of your speakers.
“Monster is about that flirty, sexy, excruciating stage where it’s like ‘will they / won’t they?’ ” singer Rebecka Digervall explains. “You’re a nervous wreck, trying to downplay your feelings but they’re growing and growing.” Adds bandmate Sanna Kalla: “We’ve definitely been there. The gushing, bloodrushing, tingly thing that’s partly sweet, mostly unbearable.”
The track is the latest followup to their 2017 debut album Ugly Youth, which was eagerly gobbled up by critics and fans. The single Young and Wild was one of the most-played tracks on Swedish national radio that year.
Hailing from Pajala, The Magnettes are of Tornedalningar heritage, and their native tongue is Meänkieli, which is spoken by fewer than 100,000 people. Frequently, they slip bad words into their lyrics as an inside joke. Their history and background have already made it to the silver screen on two documentaries created about the group: Pajala State of Mind and The Magnettes. The former follows the group through their first years to an N.Y.C. showcase, while the latter tracks the band during their world tour of the first album.