On the day job you’ll find Lukas Thomasson behind the drums with Malmö indie angels Hater, as well as running Swedish meme accounts on Instagram. Away from both of those, he’s got a new toy now in the form of his solo project I Met Famous People.
I Met Famous People is now out with a debut single, “That Will Save Me”, and it locks into a stylistic groove familiar to anyone who spends too much time on Soundcloud: a piece of blurry, dreamy electro-online pop that walks the line between depressive and tongue-in-cheek in a manner that makes it both at once, with echoes of artists like Charles.
It’s pop music if it’s anything, but a genre omnivore that swallows dance, vapourwave, light funk and more, fusing them into a lo-fi heartache ballad. Thomasson describes the track as being about “falling in love, wanting to kill yourself, partying and getting into fights,” and it comes with a video directed by himself and Wy’s Ebba G. Ågren.