August Green | Petrol Waves (new single)
Stockholm native and indie folk singer-songwriter August Green embarked on his music career at an early age, with a clear vision of becoming a songwriter for other artists. Following what he describes as "a typical early 20's life crisis," August changed focus and determined that he instead wanted to pursue a career as a solo artist. He began crafting his sound taking inspiration from his musical background, but also from other artists he admires, such as Bon Iver, Simon & Garfunkel, and Joni Mitchell.
"Petrol Waves" is the newest indie folk song from August and his first single of 2021. Written and produced solely by August, this mellow and melancholic acoustic song blends the storytelling of Americana and the melodic nature of Swedish folk into a charming ballad that steadily builds with its upbeat, optimistic vibe. Lyrically, "Petrol Waves" is sonic encouragement to fight against self-doubt and to live in the now - contemporary topics that resonate with many of us. August's steady, harmonic vocal delivery impeccably blends with the sentiment of this moving song. August remarks, "With 'Petrol Waves' I want to highlight how many of us suffer from being so much harder on ourselves than we deserve. How we can shift our focus to the beauty of the now and ignore our demons of self-criticism."
August Green is now living in the Netherlands and has spent two years writing, producing, and exploring the acoustics of his church studio, figuring out how to incorporate even more of himself and his background of singing and studying choir music into his own work. "Petrol Waves" will be featured on August Green's upcoming album, Vignettes, set to release March 19. Vignettes is deeply influenced by August's recording space and life experiences, featuring atmospheric instrumentals, light, airy vocals, and gentle acoustic guitar. On his Instagram page, August comments, "Vignettes is me without compromise, exactly what I wanted to do and I have to say that I love it." Pre-save and mark your calendars to give Vignettes a listen!
While we await the new album, we leave you with an impressive live performance video of "Petrol Waves" from August Green.