’High on Your Love’ is the second single from Swedish electro pop duo Fireworx. Released November 23.
‘High on Your Love’ gives you another shot of Fireworx’s trademark mix of sadness and hope in a song that makes you emotional AND want to dance. As with their first single, ‘Nothing Without You’, Fireworx are channelling the sounds of many 80s synth bands but have evolved their influences into a more electro-pop suite.
Fireworx is a collaboration between Leo Josefsson (Us, Lowe, Statemachine) and Sebastian Karlsson (soloartist, Nåden).
Sebastian and Leo met for the first time in 2008 (when Leo was editing the video for Sebastian’s ’My Getaway’).
It would take until 2012 before they met again in Leo’s studio in Stockholm.
This would eventually result in the ignition of Fireworx, but they both had to go a long way before that could happen.
Sebastian’s career kickstarted with his participation in ’Idol’ in 2005. His debut album ’Sebastian’ and associated singles sold platina and got rave reviews.
His debut album ’Sebastian’ and associated singles sold platina and got rave reviews. His first tour was sold out (with an average of 8.000 sold tickets). His second album ’The Vintage Virgin’ sold gold and he was awarded with a ’Rockbjörnen’ as ’Best Newcomer’ in 2007. The same year he was one of the finalists in ’Melodifestivalen’. He followed up with two albums, ’The Most Beautiful Lie’ (2009) and ’No Red Line’ (2012). The following year Sebastian started ’Nåden’ together with Andreas Grube and Mikael Häggström. Meanwhile …
Leo is a luminary of the Stockholm synth scene with the bands Lowe (vocals) and Statemachine (keyboards).
Recognised with several Scandinavian Alternative Music Awards (’Best Newcomer’, ’Best Live Act’, ’Best Song’ and ’Best Album’) in 2005. Lowe released three albums: ’Tenant’ (2004), ’Kino International’ (2009), ’Evolver’ (2011) and toured in North America and Eastern Europe during 2004-2012. Since then he has been producing music for The Mobile Homes, Tilly & Elliphant and his own electro pop duo Us (together with Andrew Montgomery). He’s also a respected video director and has worked with Kent, Miriam Bryant, Eric Saade and Smith & Thell, and has technical direction credits for Rihanna, Robyn and Salem Al Fakir.
Photos by Per Norman.