Yaeger – ‘Nosebleed’ (ft. Oscar Scheller) Available now on Chess Club Records
June 5, 2020
“A slow burn, synth-led alt R&B gem” Sunday Times, Hottest Tracks
“Pop’s new saviour” The Line of Best Fit
“Gossamer, synth-propelled…filtered against her divine vocal” Clash
Listen to ‘Nosebleed’ here.
Hotly-tipped pop-star-in-waiting Yaeger has today dropped a brand new track ‘Nosebleed’. The song features her collaborator Oscar Scheller and was finalised remotely whilst in shutdown, following the Swedish singer’s acclaimed 2019 EP ‘Fixed Gear’. Having also been made Best New Pop on Radio 1 and taken her dynamic live show to the likes of Iceland Airwaves, London and Brighton’s Great Escape, Yaeger is currently working on further new solo material to follow on Chess Club this year. Listen to ‘Nosebleed’ here.
‘Nosebleed’ is an intimate, lo-fi R&B love song for those kept apart in lockdown – a separation felt in the boy/girl duet between Yaeger and the track’s producer, Oscar Scheller (who has previously worked with the likes of Charli XCX, Ashnikko and Lily Allen). “Have you ever found a picture of an old friend wondering why you’re not friends anymore?” says Yaeger, introducing the track. “Nosebleed’ is about the ones you lost track with, and you wish they’d pick up the phone and give you a call. But so could you”. Oscar, meanwhile, describes how ‘Nosebleed’ is “about the little moments you shared with someone who was a part of your life. It’s about the things you wish you could tell them if they’d only listen.”
Born and raised in Vaxholm, in the Stockholm archipelago, Yaeger is the moniker of Hanna Jäger: a name meaning “hunter”, which feels fitting when you consider her future-pop promise. Growing up, Yaeger street-danced and spread her wings by studying songwriting at Rytmus (where Robyn, Mabel and Tove Lo are alumni). Driving two hours there and two back every day, she used each second writing words that became her lyrics. A couple of years ago, Hanna made the move to the city full-time to make her dream a reality. It’s this fearless approach – which you also see immediately that she takes to the stage – that extends to Yaeger’s passion for extreme sports (bouldering, snowboarding, skateboarding); subjects on which she is as passionate about as she is heroes like Khelani or Max Martin. Since her last release Yaeger has been busy writing for other artists including the likes of Icona Pop and Afrojack on their smash hit ‘we got that cool’. She has been included in Radio 1’s ‘Best New Pop’ twice, and the incredible MØ, Icona Pop and Tove Styrke have claimed to be fans.
Creating atmospheric electronics with influences ranging from Stockholm’s hip streets and skate collectives to transatlantic R&B, Yaeger’s approach is unflinching, refreshing, and infectious. Despite the extreme circumstances surrounding ‘Nosebleed’, here Yaeger takes another step on the way to becoming Swedish pop’s next national treasure.
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