Vandernite is a band created by Jonas Hofvander, former member of The True. A few years ago his father was diagnosed with terminal cancer and passed away. Jonas started writing songs to get through this and continued doing so the following years. He started the band Vandernite and the songs he had written became a story that follows his mourning process and form the album “The Death of a Loved One”. Their plans is to release the album later this year, but already in Spring four of the songs were released on the EP “Day of Days”.
It’s a finely tuned, beautiful melancholy where the music reminds me of ballads from Alan Parsons project, in the harmonies, in the melodies and to some extent in the arrangements. Here are two of the songs, where Jonas writes that the title track was written during several years on his father’s birthdays and on holidays when the grief felt the strongest.
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