Gothenburg, Sweden based sextet Agent blå (Swedish for Agent blue), shares first single “Child’s Play” from the upcoming sophomore album Morning Thoughts out May 10th, 2019 and available for preorder today. Formed while they were teenagers, Agent blå released their self-titled debut album in 2017. Now, just barely two years older, they return with a new collection of songs full of the dark pop that they have become known for. Not unlike the 80’s sounds of The Cure, Bauhaus, and Love and Rockets, Morning Thoughts is filled with undeniable hooks.
The first single ‘Child’s Play’ starts off with a somewhat familiar angular guitar, but singer Emelie Alatalo belts out a stronger vocal than we have previously heard from her. ‘Child’s Play’ has everything you want from an Agent blå song. The magical guitar combination of Felix Skörvald and Lucas Gustafsson, the backing vocals of Josefine Täck (bass guitar), the drums of Arvid Christenson that don’t take over, yet just do their work, Emelie Alatalo’s pop vocal hooks, and Tobias Bauer’s keyboards that make the painting into a masterpiece.