On May 12th, 2023, Swedish indie/rock duo, Little Lies, share their brand new single ‘Carolina’ via Cosmos Music. ‘Carolina’ is the second single to be taken from the duo’s forthcoming debut EP ‘Us Against The World’.
Listening preview of ‘Carolina’ here
Little Lies is a passion project from established musicians and close friends Mikael Nordgren and Anna Maria Espinosa. Their music soars freely between a myriad of emotions and heartfelt lyrics in this catchy melodic offering. As a band that refuses to be confined by genre, ‘Carolina’ not only delves into the realm of pop and rock, but also experiments with psychedelic folk sounds, whilst Anna Maria’s honeyed vocal inspires strength to a friend in need. The lyrics and music were written for Anna Maria, by Mikael who said about the single
“‘Carolina’ tells the tale about standing up for a friend who is being treated badly by a partner. Musically we usually create a mixed soundscape with old and new, but with ‘Carolina’ we’ve gone all in for a homage to the 60’s music we both love.”
‘Carolina’ follows latest single ‘Swallowed Up In Space’ taken from the duo’s upcoming concept album, which will be released later this year. A collection melodic, genre hoping tracks which carry a clear but humble nod to the band’s common denominator and all-time idol Fleetwood Mac, the band also draws inspiration from the likes of Roy Orbison, The Byrds, The Ronettes, The Walker Brothers and Petula Clark among others.
Mikael Nordgren and Anna Maria Espinosa have together created Little Lies as vehicle to share the songs have been bubbling under the surface for a long time, as the pair forged successful music careers separately across Sweden for over a decade. Anna Maria Espinosa is one of Sweden’s most established singers, and has in addition to her own solo career, sung with pop royalty such as Neneh Cherry, Grammy Award-winning American soul singer, Billy Paul & Kevin Rowland frontman for the pop band Dexys Midnight Runners among many others. Since she started her career, she has sung with a large section of Sweden’s artist elite both on stage and on tracks.
Stockholm based Mikael Nordgren, aka Tiger Stripes has forged a solid international career as a prestigious and sought after underground producer, remix specialist and DJ. As Tiger Stripes he has toured the world’s top clubbing destinations such as Berghein, Panorama bar, The Liquidroom Warehouse, Secret Project Festival. Subtronic playing his futuristic techno to sell-out crowds from Berlin to Miami and back again.
Together, as Little Lies, this duo has created something unique by combining a wealth of experience and sharp, innovative production, alongside one of Sweden’s most established voices. Little Lies are ready to break new ground by sharing their music not only with their Swedish contemporaries and fans, but across the globe.