On Friday, October 14, Albert af Ekenstam’s debut album, Ashes, will come into an already saturated singer-songwriter market. His story, though, is a remarkable one, so much so he brings his own emotional depth to the genre. The seemingly eternal sadness of his story lends weight to his lyrics.
Anyway, Albert’s mother died when he was 12 years old, his sister had to bring themselves up alone for the most part. It is because of this he can dwell on loneliness with some authority. He has, also, over the years, learned to become self sufficient and not rely on others too much. Sadness forged with steel, in turn forging a potentially excellent album.