Release Date 03/06/2020
Over the past 15 years of being active as one of Scandinavian pop's most prolific and celebrated producers Andreas Kleerup has had huge highs (#1 in the UK with Robyn with "With Every Heartbeat") and the lowest lows (he's been legally dead from overdoses twice). Beginning with production duties for the likes of Roxette, the Cardigans and Shout Out Louds, the Swede then went on to release his debut LP, 'Kleerup', featuring tracks with Lykke Li, Neneh Cherry and the Concrete's Lisa Milberg.
In the years following, it's been a rocky road for Kleerup as he's struggled with mental health, addiction and depression. Through all this, music has been his guiding light - the thing that has focused him and given him hope. His path back to the world as an artist and his sophomore LP, '2' was focusing on new inspiration from a couple of sources: one, the importance of making himself and listeners happy with his music and two, hooking up with the likes of album collaborators Joachim Persson (Lady Gaga, John Legend), Mr Tophat (Robyn) and AlunaGeorge to harness his creative spark. Andreas describes his previous record Kleerup as a "greatest hits of everything I'd done up to then" and while '2' has some songs from the vault, it's mostly newer collaborations. It's the work of somebody finding their way back from (literally) the dead to a place of joy and hope.
'2' features UK electro-pop stars AlunaGeorge, newcomer Ana Diaz, Swedish powerhouses Rebecca & Fiona, indie-pop stalwarts Yumi Zouma and more.