Credit: Fredrik Etoal

Swedish pop artist FELIN shares her the video for “Funeral” from her latest album Heroes & Villains.

The 13-track album includes themes of women’s rights, gun violence, social injustice and unfairness in our corrupt system worldwide. Her strong lyrical and musical ideas with visuals are meant to evoke an equally strong reaction. There is dark, and there is light, but the grey area in between is so narrow it can hardly be seen. Referencing inspirations that include Quentin Tarantino and Vivienne Westwood, FELIN jumps off the sound waves to become a 3-dimensional pop icon.

In discussing the newest single, “Funeral,” FELIN said, “Ever since I was a child I’ve been thinking about the meaning of life. I was the weird quiet kid writing poems and contemplating over the big questions. I still think about those things. When you’re young you feel like you’re gonna live forever and that you have all the time in the world to figure things out. But after an incident that rushed me to the ER in an ambulance a couple years ago, I suddenly got a taste of my own mortality, and the way for me to deal with anything life changing is to write about it, so that’s what I did. Funeral is about living life to the fullest, making a difference and enjoying the ride of life that we’re all on, so that when it’s over you’re able to say: I had a good run.”

“I’m so freaking happy and proud of this album. Making an album is a long process with many ups and downs, so finally getting to share it with the world feels magical.

The album’s name is Heroes & Villains and that name connects the whole theme of the album, which touches on topics such as women’s rights, the climate, social injustices and the good and evil forces in the world. I have always been a strong advocate for women’s rights, even the first songs I ever wrote when I was around 8-9 were about these things. So it’s no wonder that it’s one of the album’s main themes or that I actually started studying political science during the pandemic. I know that my album alone will not make the world a better place, but if it moves and inspires at least a few people, I have succeeded.

I hope that people when they listen to the album feel moved and full of hope and strength to stand up for humanity and equality.”

Photo by Fredrik Etoall.