Joe and the Anchor: Sweden’s Musical Pride


What do

  • ABBA
  • Spotify
  • IKEA
  • Roxette
  • Volvo & Saab    all have in common?They are all Sweden’s Pride!

HEJ Sweden and HEJ Joe and the Anchor!
Formed back in 2014 by four childhood friends JOAKIM ROSENLUND, ROBIN ZHANG, VIKTOR EDSJÖ, RUBEN SONESSON from Malmö, Sweden.

They just recently released a single titled, Leaving You Now which is an emotional break-up song about experiencing first love, to grow apart and realizing there is nothing left in the relationship worth fighting for. The band also had a virtual meet and greet with the Philippine Media. Super excited in meeting the press, Joe and the Anchor or JATA are also anxious to visit Manila to hold live shows, meeting fans and to get to know more about the Philippine culture which they have heard about so much. A Tagalog cover song could be in the works!

Back to their current single, “Leaving You Now has been with us for a long time. We’ve all been in that situation, when the first real love of your life turns into your first heartbreak. We tried to really capture that feeling when we wrote this song” – JATA about the song.
The single is the second one from their upcoming album ‘Coming of Age’ which explores the feelings of growing up, the fragility of life, love, and taking things for granted.

Following a difficult few month when the band members had to experience the harsh reality of loss, Joe & The Anchor decided to process the events through music.

During a hectic and focused period of time, the band wrote and recorded what would later develop into a full-length album, which will be released during the spring of 2022.

You may have noticed that one of their guitarists, Robin, is inactive lately from the band’s gigs and other activities. We heard he’s on educational leave. Good luck on that one!

“We’re so excited to finally share the Leaving You Now music video. We put a lot of heart and soul into this, shooting everything ourselves on a non-existent budget. This one feels special to us.”
If you want to sing-along with the guys, here are the heart-wrenching lyrics:

LEAVING YOU NOW 

Why Am I, Still Caving In

Why Can’t I, Get Rid Of It,

Our Long Nights I’m Thinking About You,

Maybe If, I Didn’t Know,

Just How Much It Hurts To Go,

I Could Have Put This Behind Me

Chorus:

Cause Baby I Don’t Know What To Say,

Cause I Know I’m Losing Any Way,

But I’m Just So Tired Of, This Enemy Inside,

So Darling, I’m Leaving You Now

V2:

Why Am I, Back Here Again

Why Can’t I, Just Let Her In,

My Long Nights Without You Beside Me, Oh No

Why Can’t I, Make Up My Mind,

Always Leaving You Behind,

Still I Keep Thinking About You


Chorus:

Cause Baby I Don’t Know What To Say,

Cause I Know I’m Losing Any Way,

But I’m Just So Tired Of, This Enemy Inside,

So Darling, I’m Leaving You Now

Cause Baby I Don’t Know What To Say,

Cause I Know I’ll Lose You Any Way,

But I’m Just So Tired Of, This Enemy Inside,

So Darling, I’m Leaving You Now

Darling, I’m Leaving You Now

Darling,

I’m Leaving

You Now

Watch the video here:

https://youtu.be/FEo24y21Tb8

From the title alone, we know that the song is a sad sad one. But the way it was sang and delivered you could really feel the pain and regret of a lost love. An experience that almost anyone goes thru at some point in life. Worthy to be included in your Breakup List.

Earlier this year they released their EP ‘Blue’ which was a huge milestone for the band. It helped them gain their incredibly supportive fan base called ‘Sailors’ and recognition abroad. The EP got plays from one of Philippines largest radio station “Wish 107.5” and the track‘ Wait On Me’ debuted #3 on the US based internet radio show “Pop Smash” Radios weekly top 10 with 892K votes (it was on the top 10 for 6 weeks). The incredibly high votes show how engaged and supportive their fan base ‘Sailors‘ is! The band also played Sweden’s largest digital festival ‘Låt Live Leva’

 

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Many thanks to Ms Cherry Burwell and Aica Angeles of The Big Difference Communications for having us. Had a blast!

Some photos from @joeandtheanchor Instagram