Released 9th of December, 2022, “Graceland” by Swedish duo Outstairs carries your withered soul to an upbeat land with blitheness. With a blend of catchy melodies and heartfelt lyrics, the song takes listeners on a journey to a place of tranquility and joy.
“Graceland” opens with infectious energy, as the duo songwriter and instrumentalist Alexander and songwriter and singer Fredrik set the tone for an uplifting musical experience. The track is driven by its catchy hooks and melodic guitar lines, reminiscent of influences such as The Killers and Coldplay.
Lyrically, “Graceland” explores the theme of finding happiness and contentment. In the opening lines, personal growth and taking responsibility for one’s happiness have come to the forefront with the simplistic parallel syntactical lines: “This time, it’s my turn to be happy, This time, I know it will last.” And that they should let go of all that hinders their happiness.
Listeners can absorb the positivity soaking up the chorus with the repeated lines, “And I know what I feel when I’m going to Graceland.” The lyrics beautifully convey a sense of gratitude and the importance of embracing the tranquility of contentment.
Musically, Outstairs creates an immersive atmosphere with its polished production. The vocals of Fredrik carry a sense of warmth and sincerity, blending seamlessly with the uplifting instrumentation by Alexander.
We are hoping for the Swedish duo to partake in festivals and gigs soon because their reverberating immersive sound belongs to dispersing their elements over a cheering crowd. Listen to “Graceland” by Outstairs on Spotify to fill your heart with gratitude and optimism.