Sweden's Indie Folk Artist Land Of Trees Releases Fourth Album 'Things I Don’t Know.. Yet '
By Stevie Connor. Photo Credit: Marie Wahlström
Sincere Indie Folk singer-songwriter Land Of Trees has released his fourth handcrafted album Things I Don’t Know.. Yet via Land Of Trees Music. On the LP, listeners will find the liberated track 'I Intend To Go In Style', ‘Giving You My Notice’ alongside his previously released offerings ‘See The Fire Dancing’ and ‘There’s No Blaming Time’, among a lush collection of yet-to-be-heard songs.
The songwriter has earned the support of numerous tastemaker publications, including CLASH Magazine, Vents Magazine, When The Horn Blows, Swedish publications Tinsel Music Magazine and Hallands Nyheter. With 7.5 million streams across platforms, he has had his music air on iHeartRadio as well as the Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Radio.
Born and Based in Sweden, Marcus Friman, known as Land Of Trees, is a nature-inspired musician who, with each song, tells the tale of a small-town boy, lost between pine trees but finding his way in a strange world. Enchanted by the mountains, he began using poetry to describe his surroundings, which he later floated upon the river of music. His music has appeared on YouTube channels Sailing la Vagabonde, Mother The Mountain Farm, AlexRainBirdMusic and IndieVibes. He cites The Tallest Man On Earth, Michael Kiwanuka, Ben Howard, Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, and Nathaniel Rateliff as his influences, while his style brings Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Vance Joy, and Novo Amor to mind.
Running wild across landscapes of folky colouration with bare feet, Land Of Trees introduces his brand-new album with an uplifting number. Titled ‘Giving You My Notice’, the record speaks of mistakes and unforgotten dreams, setting a tone of depth that the sincere songwriter carries throughout his LP.
Land Of Trees reflects: “‘Things I Don’t Know.. Yet’ is a step back to basics. When I recorded my first album, we recorded a lot of what you hear live. Since then I’ve been doing two albums with a lot of metronome-struggle and retakes. I realized I had to reset to where music mattered most. So this time we rehearsed it together thoroughly, stayed over at Studio Glasfågeln for the entire recording of the album and recorded almost everything live. It was such a great feeling to play off each other's tempo and spontaneity again; we had the best time playing and staying together, and I think it shines through in this record.”