“My mother said to always fight for love, never over money. That said, I remember there were always arguments over money growing up. I chased financial security from an early age, and for a long time I was lost. When my parents both abruptly passed it sent an electric shock that resuscitated my heart; that was their last gift to me. I decided to not give a fuck about anything ever again, apart from love and happiness. I’ve been writing songs for a minute. I’ve had the fortune to make music with some amazing artists, and it did bring a lot of dog food…but I knew I had to do something that was more than that.” -LEDINSKY
Atlantic Records has announced the debut label release from Swedish singer/songwriter/producer Ledinsky. The “HIGH SOCIETY” EP is out today; listen on Spotify, iTunes, & Apple Music. Recorded earlier this year the EP features 5 songs written, produced and performed by Ledinsky. Other players on the EP include Dave Sitek from TV On The Radio, Erik Hassle and David Sandstrom from Refused.
As an immigrant watching the political process unfold this year, Ledinsky felt desperate and frustrated with the current climate. He channeled this energy into the addictive protest anthem called “DonaldTrumpMakesMeWannaSmokeCrack.” “More than being about Donald Trump,” says Ledinsky, “the song is about a love for America, my adoptive parent. Donald Trump is a symbol for a regression into darkness, the end stop of the Chicago model. The frontier was once the Wild West, then the moon. Now it’s a wall.”