ShitKid is the project of 24-year-old Åsa Söderqvist who made her debut last spring with her self-titled debut EP, a release that quickly propelled her into being one of the most talked about new acts in Sweden.
Originally from the north of Sweden, Åsa moved to Gothenburg after high school and started a feminist punk band before turning her very artistic hand to acting. It was after this that she began to experiment and record her own music, using nothing more than a broken and GarageBand, and it’s amazing to see how much can come from so little! Recording her debut EP last summer, this lo-fi release was the product of pure raw talent, catchy songwriting and one very distinct voice.
You get the impression from the minute you hear Asa’s music that she is very much helm of her creative journey, mapping out her own route and doing things just the way she wants, this is what gives her such an original edge. Writing, producing and recording her own music has given Asa the freedom to explore her ever-evolving potential, and with a brand new and long-awaited debut LP due for release early next month, there’s not long to wait to see what ShitKid has up her sleeve!
Titled Fish, this new album will release on June 2 via Sweden’s PNKSLM Recordings and, as described on her Bandcamp page, ‘offers up a sound that’s clearer than the lo-fi murkiness of the debut EP but still very much the opposite to the slick pop dominating the musical landscape today’.
Currently there are three tracks available to listen to from this forthcoming release, one of which is today’s song, Tropics. Simple yet so very effective, this hooked me straight in with its catchy tune, fuzzy swaying beat and kooky feel..not forgetting the great video accompanying it too! Watch this above.
Pre-order your copy of Fish from Asa’s Bandcamp page here.