From the get-go this new single from Swedish band Carnation Blue reminded us of a really great mix of peak Houndmouth, Hurray For The Riff Raff and Shovels and Rope in the way it revels in its sparse instrumentation and thrills with the character-filled lead vocal of Helene Åhström. There’s pop, country and folk in the mix. Great sound.
They describe the song as being about “A song about extricated longing, a patience that shines, about hope that betrays and resurrects.”
From what I can gather, ‘Patient’ is the latest in a string of singles (and one EP) the band have been releasing over the last four years. The single is out now on streaming services.