Having blown us away with debut single ‘Always On My Mind’ as Hanna & Andrea, Hanna Larsson and Andrea Kallström not only return with a new moniker – lennixx – but also an untapped maturity that shines through the Sunny-days-in-Stockholm tones of new mixtape hapap. They progressively peg an early noughties r&b slink with their own crystalline contemporary margins of sound, making for something familiar and nostalgic, yet utterly fresh. Two years since their debut, Hanna and Andrea; 18 and 20, have by no means reached their peak, but have presented to us an innovative diptych of Stockholm’s urban aesthetic to a, frankly, quite tired Scandi-pop scene.
When talking about ‘Traded Up’, what we see as the stand-out single off their new mixtape, the girls said; ‘traded up. is about the release and happiness that comes with escaping a toxic relationship; whether it was with a friend or partner. Like, you think you have it better now, but you have no idea what you had, and soon you realise what you’re missing out on. When we wrote it, it came from a personal place, but we still had other stories in mind, we wrote it in a way that allowed people to openly interpret it and apply the song to their own issues…’