Swedish electro queen EMMON has enlisted the iconic voice of Agent Side Grinder lead singer Emanuel Åström for an incredible, unrelenting blast of EBM called “Purebloods.”
“Purebloods” is the first new song from EMMON this year and will appear on her upcoming album, RECON. In 2020, she released a handful of singles, including a collaboration called “Hole Digger” with another Swedish artist, Processor. Her last full-length was 2014’s AON.
Here’s what EMMON has to say about the new song:
The song is about trying to take responsibility for feelings and actions in our time of incels, disinformation and conspiracy theories. To take another perspective and dare to challenge oneself on a personal level in order to do something about one’s own little bubble.
Emanuel Åström is the voice of Agent Side Grinder
Emanuel Åström’s voice is instantly recognizable when he and EMMON duet on a wailing chorus: “This can not be. You’re gonna fall.” It’s been about three years since we last heard new music from Agent Side Grinder—their monumental fourth album A/X arrived in 2019 and was followed by a remix collection.
EMMON explains how the collaboration came together:
When I wrote the song, I immediately felt that it had two different inner voices that spoke to each other. The first thought that struck me was that I wanted to do it together with Emanuel Åström, singer of the Swedish electronic post punk band Agent Side Grinder. I really like his voice and way of singing. In addition to that, we sound so different in voices that it matches the whole concept with the song. If he had said no, I don’t think I would not have asked anyone else, just put it on ice for a while. That’s why I’m so happy he wanted to be a part of it.
“Purebloods” is the second collaboration from Agent Side Grinder this summer. In May, they appeared on a stunning new track called “The Necklace” from UK artist Kill Shelter.