Swedes are well known for their forward thinking in design, fashion, organic food and of course music … Their new androgynous export, in the form of alt-pop Ms. Henrik, has been the talk of the town with his signature he/she facial glam look. Often described using words like eccentric and quirky, he is not just a unique vocalist, but also a memorable all-rounded performer. Passionate and focused on highlighting the ongoing LGBT issues, like one of his previous singles, 1994, Henrik is the ideal individual for a role model that the music world can truly benefit from right now. In order to actively work on the cross-gender boundaries, he’s also released his own bright red lipstick line.
When it comes to the new track Like Lovers Do, all you really need to know is that from start to finish it is incredibly catchy. Yes, really! Being the sonic lovechild of Pet Shop Boys’ 80’s hooks and Oscar’s 90’s edgy glitz, Ms. Henrik skillfully combines the vibrant synth sounds with the current Electric Guest-like sonic veil.
After listening, you’ll realize there really is no one who vocally sounds quite like Ms. Henrik- his indistinct singing technique rightfully reflects his individuality. As the vintage Erasure-esque pop chorus hits, catchy isn’t even the word… more like infectious!