Featuring a flowing brass and woodwind intro, spacey keyboard sounds, and the calmly cool breathy vocals of Swedish singer/songwriter Jakob Stenseke, “What It Takes” is a delightfully catchy track from his The Key Key project. Featuring a lovable staccato-filled chorus, “What It Takes” combines seemingly unrelated tones to create a fun and lighthearted sound that’ll have you singing along, even if the words are hard to discern. Contrasting the blunt approach of the beat with calm and collected vocals, Jakob Stenseke creates an atmosphere of both energy and carefree indulgence, resulting in indie-pop excellence.
I absolutely love this song. It’s very up-beat and fresh. The lyrics are fantastic. Every time the line “You can ask me what it takes to become the perfect person I’ve searched for all of my life.” I just smile. The song has this happy vibe, but also these kind of mellow and deep lyrics. It’s all around fantastic. I can’t wait to discover more by this artist!