Listen to our exclusive interview above with Swedish Pop King Darin who talked about his latest single “Can’t Stay Away”, influences, favorite music, what’s next (hint: an album!) and more.
Sweden’s king of pop Darin is back with ‘Can’t Stay Away’ – a shimmering, sultry disco-pop number sure to heat up our summer of freedom. Listen here. The single is co-written by Darin with Jamie Hartman (Kygo, Calvin Harris) and BURNS (Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande ‘Rain on Me’), who also produced the track.
I wanted to release ‘Can’t Stay Away’ because it’s happy and uplifting, and that’s something everyone needs to feel right now. Right now, I feel more free. A lot has happened personally and artistically that I haven’t even shown to the world yet. I’m hoping my new music can somehow also help others to see a light at the end of the tunnel. A disco light.
Celebrated as one of Sweden’s best-selling artists, Darin has amassed over 400 million Spotify streams, 30 gold or platinum singles, and seven No.1 albums in the country known for delivering the world’s greatest pop music.
As well as being Darin’s first English language record in seven years, ‘Can’t Stay Away’ signals a new beginning in the singer-songwriter’s journey after making the brave decision to publicly come out as gay during Pride season last year.
Born in Stockholm to a Kurdish family who surrounded themselves in music, Darin started writing songs at 14-years of age and was swiftly catapulted to national fame in 2004 when his debut single ‘Money For Nothing’ (co-written by fellow superstar Swede Robyn) hit No.1. He has worked with some of pop’s biggest A-list hitmakers including Max Martin and RedOne, and scored multiple Swedish Grammy wins. Emerging as a teen star, Darin soon blossomed into one of Sweden’s biggest cultural forces with a devoted fanbase that has turned him into a household name in his native country. His longevity was further reinforced when he became the most played artist on Swedish radio in 2018, a triumph he followed with a blockbuster 2019 arena tour in Sweden that resulted in a concert film.
Brimming with newfound confidence and freedom, 2021 will see Darin take flight with new music tailor-made for a world emerging from a tumultuous past year, in need of escapist-pop and feel good music.
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Written by: Channel R