Another Erik Hassle song, another moment of emo-pop perfection. This time our favourite Swede has even upped the bar a bit more, incorporating an amazing electro beat that brings his songwriting and singing to new unsuspected heights. It’s been written in more than a few places that “Are You Leaving” could be seen as the male version to Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own”, and it’s easy to see where that comes from: both deal with heartbreak lyrics, pumping disco synths and an atmosphere of nordic nostalgia – all things for which we’re usually total suckers.
Considering that this is just one of the songs from a fantastic mini-album called Mariefried Sessions, we can’t help but becoming über-excited for what’s next. In the meantime, here’s the fresh-oven video, directed by the (multi-talented) man himself.