I’ve been a fan of First Aid Kit, aka Swedish sisters Klara & Johanna Söderberg, for awhile now. But their new song could be the best thing I’ve heard yet. “The Lion’s Roar” is beautifully arranged, and the vocal harmonies breathe so much life into this tortured tune about how hard real love can be. The fact that the two sisters are just 18 and 21 years makes the powerful lyrics all the more impressive to me. But then again, they’ve been writing fantastic folk music for nearly four years now.
Just hearing this song has me over the moon excited for First Aid Kit’s new album, also called The Lion’s Roar, which is slated for a January 24 release date on Wichita Recordings. After working with Bright Eyes’ band member Mike Mogis on the new record in Omaha, the sisters toured with Bright Eyes in September and will play a string of US dates with Lykke Li in November as well. Check out “The Lion’s Roar” below, and also a pair of pretty rad videos.