Photos by Andreas Ohman
What’s a nice Swedish girl doing in a place like Los Angeles? Well, for one, she’s securing a label deal with Neon Gold / Atlantic, while only having released a single single. Though Winona Oak‘s debut track “He Don’t Love Me” has wildly gone on to rack up more than ten million streams.
Her newest, the winsome, melancholy “Let Me Know,” has been holding us rapt as autumn begins. With its dancing piano, opulent atmospherics, epic choruses and her viscerally trembling vocals, it is nothing short of chill-inducing – think Lana Del Rey, without all that calculated preciousness.
Its accompanying video is a charming, lo-fi tribute to the glories of young love, taking her from forest to field to carousel in jittery but exhilarating quick cuts.
“’Let Me Know’ was created with three of my faves,” she enthuses, “co-written by Ryn Weaver and Oskar Sikow, and co-produced by Oskar and Andrew Wells. I really hope that this one gives you the courage to fall in love again after being hurt.”
It has…it really has.