Multifaceted German producer, musician, live performer, and composer Jan Blomqvist enlists rising Hamburg-based songstress Malou on “Alone,” his latest contribution to longtime label Armada. The track doubles as Blomqvist’s first original release of the year, arriving on the heels of his recent 3-track EP Carry On and Malou’s third, following a highly-lauded collaboration with Dubdogz and VINAI, “I Don’t Mind (ft. Selva)” and “Love Like We’re Dying” with Scorz. “Alone” is a stunning slice of indietronica that meshes Malou’s breathtaking melodies, vocals, and lyrics with Blomqvist’s driving electronic production. “Alone” is out now via Armada Electronic Elements.
Through his signature fusion of powerful electronic music elements, soft instrumental riffs, and reflective toplines, Jan Blomqvist has become a staple name in “chill” playlists across the globe. His distinct brand of deep house and tech has caught the attention of powerful players in electronic music, including Ben Böhmer, Oliver Koletzki, and Mako, and even landed him the stamp of approval from the legendary Rolling Stones for his “Sympathy For The Devil” rework, “Synth For The Devil.” Beyond his remixes, Blomqvist’s work has generated a cult following of fans who travel across the world to catch his live sets. Similar to Monolink, RÜFÜS DU SOL, and HVOB, his performances showcase his club-friendly electronic compositions and remixes live, creating an intimate setting that amplifies the beauty of his work. His latest release, “Alone,” is yet another meticulously crafted record that sees him veer into the melodic house & techno space.
When it comes to exploring new territories good collaboration means having honesty and willingness to improve your arts. Malou and I clicked instantly and working with her felt effortless and natural. I love her singing. She has this beautiful tone to her voice that makes it unique and outstanding. I hope you enjoy Alone as much as I do. – Jan Blomqvist
Malou, a 24-year-old Hamburg-based blossoming talent, injected her ethereal vocals, captivating piano melodies, and lyrical craftsmanship into Blomqvists’ catchy production to create a record glistening with promise, despite its somber lyricism. The singer/songwriter has made a name for herself through her unwavering authenticity and ability to capture universal sentiments in her work. In the past few years, she’s worked with the likes of Deepend, Ben Böhmer, Autograf, SAINT WKND, and, now, the renowned Jan Blomqvist. “Alone” meshes the best of both of their talents; a song primed for Blomqvist’s spectacular live setup or a stripped-back, acoustic moment with Malou.
I wrote it in LA when I was feeling super alone! I have amazing friends I have my family but when you travel so much you still feel alone sometimes. I realized that this is okay everyone in a while feels alone. It was helpful for me to just let the feeling be and to feel that way. Therefore I felt even more grateful for what I’ve got 🙂 – Malou