El Perro Del Mar – Change of Heart

by MV

It’s been a lively, largely enthusiastic sort of week on the blog, so why not wind down for the music with some loungey Scandinavian indiepop. Although, with this single, it almost seems unfair to continue to tar Sarah Assbring with the indiepop brush.

It’s a step up from previous outings, which while carrying undeniable emotional heft, were uneasy listening at best. There’s a certain unwelcome-round-these-parts defensiveness to an album titled Love is not Pop (why not?), but for those moments when it definitely isn’t, you could do a lot worse than this seriously classy bit of bar-room musico-contemplation.