Swedish singer-songwriter Iodet (Joakim Bjornberg) spent much of the last few years of writing for J-Pop artists, but now he’s letting his solo career take centre stage. That’s a good thing, judging by recent single Calling.
Indie-electro lies at the core of the song, with an eye on providing the listener with an enjoyable pop experience. You can certainly pick that up in the vocal melody and backing harmonies, which feel part-Motown, part K-Pop in their flawlessness and energy. The steel/tropical guitar adds a bit of a twist, and the brisk pace ensures Calling doesn’t outstay its welcome. Still, that does mean you’ll want to put it on repeat so you can enjoy the message behind the lyrics!
Iodet shares this beautiful story about the song, “Calling originated from a long studio jam in 2018 in Stockholm. The song is like a whistling call for someone. I had been working on it for years, but with this latest recording it has taken on a new meaning. It is about my unborn child, and not knowing much of what the future holds. In the verse I sing about Luka, which was the only name my girlfriend and I could agree on. It was important to me to include that name in the text so that I would always remember that early feeling.”