pär – “The God I Knew Is Dead”


pär (Pär Hagström) is a musician and producer based in Gothenburg, Sweden, producing an ethereal vein of folk with ambient qualities. “The God I Knew Is Dead” is a moving new track from pär, evolving from beautiful minimalist folk to a more spacious, symphonic presence in the second half. The soaring vocals and gorgeously evolving folk-forward feel reminds of Sufjan Stevens. The track comes from the artist’s latest release, Solipsism, described as “very personal, and comes out as authentic comments on the surrounding world — questioning love, time, purposeness & god.” Beyond this project, Hagström is also behind ambient project Ave Air (which touts over 14 million streams on Spotify alone) and experimental theatre-pop-duo Next Stop: Horizon. Look for pär’s next single to release in March.

“The God I Knew Is Dead” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2019’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Indie Folk.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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