Sweden’s Nicky William is probably a bit of an acquired taste. His new track Pathetic Fuck combines bedroom pop elements with garage rock to create something refreshingly languid – if that’s not too much of an oxymoron!
By Graeme Smith
Pathetic Fuck opens with quirky electronic elements that make the track feel bright and breezy. The mood is quickly brought down by Nicky’s downtrodden vocals. They work perfectly for the topic of the track – self-loathing.
It’s hard to put Nicky’s music into a genre. ‘Alt-folk’ is a nebulous term but perhaps applies best. That being said, there’s not much out there like it. His debut album was released in 2017 and he first hit our radar in 2018. Pathetic Fuck demonstrates a maturing of his sound, and a growing desire to express himself. One can only wonder where he goes next. Personally, I can’t wait to find out!
Check out Pathetic Fuck below.