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Erik Hassle Releases Heart-Drenched New Single 'Stay', Sophomore Album Due Late Spring

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Erik Hassle Releases Heart-Drenched New Single 'Stay', Sophomore Album Due Late Spring

Erik Hassle

23 year old singer/songwriter Erik Hassle has been one a 'Music Is My King Size Bed' fave, ever since he released his debut Swedish album, Hassle back in 2009.  Now, I'm pleased to announce the release of "Stay," (listen BELOW) a first tease off his forthcoming sophomore album.  The sonically stunning power pop ballad was written by Malin Dahlstr√∂m of the Swedish electropop trio Niki & The Dove and features Hassle at his best and most vulnerable.  The melancholy track starts out with a lovely piano intro before Hassle's flaw-free, heartfelt vocals ease in.  Violins join the piano on the bridge, followed by light percussion and a big emotional second chorus featuring some of Hassle's best vocal work to date.  THIS is why Erik Hassle was born, folks.  He was born to touch the souls of each and every one of us.  "Stay" is a chill-inducing, heart-wrenchingly beautiful ballad that commands your attention with each note and chord.  Simply stunning.


Erik Hassle Stay

Following the at-home success of his debut album, the dreamy Swedish ginger attempted to make an international splash with Pieces, essentially a re-hashing of his debut, save for a couple new mixes specifically made for the UK market.  Released in the UK February 22nd 2010 (Island Records) and in the U.S. March 9th (Universal Republic), preceded by lead international single "Don't Bring Flowers."  Hassle's follow up single, the absolutely MAGICAL "Hurtful" entered the UK Singles Chart at #59, but dropped off of a cliff the following week.  Pieces peaked at a disappointing #154 on the UK Albums Chart.

Erik Hassle

His new single, "Stay" comes to us from his as-yet-untitled sophomore album, due out later this Spring.  The video for "Stay" will be released this Thursday so stay tuned for that.  Hassle posted the ABOVE photo from 'Behind The Scenes' via Twitter. Beyond thrilled that my boy is back. Hopefully this time the world will take notice.

Download "Stay" on Swedish iTunes
Erik Hassle on US iTunes
Erik Hassle on UK iTunes





Check out Erik Hassle on the web:
Official Site//MySpace//Facebook//Twitter//YouTube//VEVO

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