This week we have been spellbound by Swedish jazz man Kristian Persson. Taken from his debut album ‘Let It Go’, ‘Nothing Really Makes Me Happy’ is a song that is sure to sit well with those of us who have been moved by the simple yet soul-stirring piano work of Chilly Gonzales or Agnes Obel. Bittersweet strains set to a steady lulling pace and affecting vocal harmonies that echo those of Bon Iver, make this a song that will stay with its listeners long after the first play.
‘Nothing Really Makes Me Happy’ is the only track on which you’ll find vocals, as the rest of the album sees Persson’s trombone playing take centre stage. You can expect soul, funk and a lot of heart. ‘Let It Go’ is certainly an album you will want to spend some time with.