Transit Club

FRESH: ‘Bells’ – Transit Club

Transit Club return with “Bells”!

by Christopher Smith

Swedish-Canadian indie pop transit lovers Transit Club are back with single number three, “Bells”, a dreamlike, introspective, and refreshing banger of a tune, sculpted to soundtrack rose-tinted romantic nostalgia or lack thereof. Transit Club are an alt-pop music collective based out of Stockholm, Sweden.

With his heart stuck somewhere between Ottawa and Stockholm, Canadian-born frontman and public transit enthusiast, Steve Motion, blends the sensitive songwriting and warm personalities of Justin Vernon, Lionel Richie, Chris Martin, and Joni Mitchell with an added touch of 21st century public transit urgency. With Olle Ahlsson (Guitars), Frej Forsman (Keys), Agnes Jensen (Vocals/Percussion) Niklas Levedahl (Bass) and Olle Ronach (Drums) completing the lineup, the band’s live sets are known to be fun and electrically unifying sing-along symphonies.

Transit Club took Obaren, Stockholm by storm with a jam-packed enthusiastic audience for their Garden release party in November 2018. They also supported E.B. The Younger (Eric from Midlake’s solo project) at Nalen, Stockholm, in April 2019. Transit Club’s music is as spontaneously playful as it is impulsively emotional. Their singles “Garden” and “Pretend” are warm, hopeful, melancholic. “Garden” immediately gained traction when it was added to Spotify Seasonal Editorial Playlist, currently called softhöst (soft autumn), soundtracking listeners’ emotions no matter the time of year.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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