Habibi (A clear black line)

Loney dear

Released 11 December 2020

  1. Habibi (A clear black line)

Liner notes

‘Habibi (A clear black line)’ is the first new music from Loney dear – Swedish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emil Svanängen – since 2017’s self-titled album.

“I’ll wave a white flag for you.”

Of the song, Svanängen says, “Habibi is a symbolic persona for all people seeking refuge in the world. For all people without a home. Merry Christmas Habibi.”

‘Habibi (A clear black line)’: lyrics by Agnes Fries & Emil Svanängen, music by Emil Svanängen. Performed and produced by Emil Svanängen and Emanuel Lundgren and mixed by Tchad Blake.

Habibi (A clear black line) - Lyric Video, created by Emil Svanängen.

Further Listening

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    On his seventh album and first for Real World, Loney dear's Emil Svanängen has undergone something of a rebirth, and a profound artistic awakening. He sees this collection of songs as the beginning of something very new and very potent.

Further reading

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