About 2021

September 10th, 2021 | | | Comments Off

Stockholm’s Azure Blue is the solo project of Tobias Isaksson, named as a tribute to Dennis Wilson’s »Pacific Ocean Blue«. The debut album »Rule of Thirds«, released in November 2011, dealt with three lost loves and a relocation from the west coast to the capital. It flirted with the likes of Bryan Ferry and Grant McLennan, 80′s sounds and samples from underrated independent directors. Authors like Hemingway and Östergren had inspired a meditation that was nostalgic without being inaccessible. The image was light blue, widescreen and dreamy. The tour began taking Azure Blue to 12 countries. From the United States to Russia. But in the midst of the dream something went too fast. Beyond the dreams there was infinite doubt but beyond the doubt the dream kept alive somehow. In 2021 as Azure Blue celebrates 10 years, five albums and various collabs, the music has passed five million streams on Spotify alone.

Azure Blue started off collaborating with Claes Björklund for two album after that he has produced the rest solo in his own studio The Future Sound of Stockholm that also became a label in late 2018. The debut won an independent Grammy award for »Best Pop in Manifest 2012«, and the following releases have gotten great reviews and airtime in Swedish national radio and TV and international praise in heavyweights like Interview Magazine, The Fader, The Line Of Best Fit, Under The Radar, PopMatters, The Big Takeover, Blurt, Magic RPM, El Pais and No Todo. An international alliance of labels in USA, UK, Germany and Spain have collaborated with records and tours.

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