It's been a whopping five years since Andrea Kellerman's last Firefox AK record, Color The Trees, and this week she returns with a brand new EP called A New Shape, which is set to reposition her as one of Sweden's key pop players.

The singer's 2016 tracks have a different sense of immediacy when compared to what is probably her best-known hit, 'Boom Boom Boom', but an immediacy is very much still there, together with some really beautiful melodies and sharp, vital production from 405 art-throb, Claes Björklund.

A New Shape arrives on the back of Kellerman's bravo-worthy comeback single, 'Heart of Mine', a five-minute breath of fresh air, which sounds like a current take on a would-be Deep Cuts-era The Knife song. It is accompanied by four other hard-hitters such as opener, 'Tell Me Lies', and its irresistible chorus, as well as 'One Last Time', a mid-tempo synthy duet with rising Nordic star, Elias.

In her first UK interview, Firefox AK tells The 405 about A New Shape and how it came to be.

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If I had to summarise A New Shape in one sentence, it would be....

Late night swimming.

I chose the title A New Shape because....

It felt right and the EP is about a longing for something unknown and something new.

The first song I wrote for the EP was....

'Hurricanes of Love'. I wrote it while I was on tour with Hurts in 2011, so it's a while ago. My first thought was actually to write it for them, but I don't think I ever showed it to them.

Working on the album with Claes Bjorklund was....

The best experience ever. He is a genius. He really gets the essence of the song and has the ability to add quirkiness but still being a really talented musician at the same time.

Our working routine on this EP involved....

Coffee, early nights - Claes isn't really a night owl - and a lot of hard work.

My favourite part of the recording process was when....

Elias came and sang for us.

The song that has evolved the most between its initial version and the finished EP version is....

Probably 'Heart of Mine'. I wrote it in LA last year.

The song that took the longest to nail down / get right was....

A song called 'Money and Cigars' that we did a couple of versions of and we still didn't get it right, so I took it off the EP. But it might fall into place to the next EP!

I knew A New Shape was finished when....

I felt totally calm and satisfied.

The song I am most attached to on the EP is....

'Tell Me Lies'.

From all of the tracks, the one I am most excited about performing live is....

'One Last Time'. Hopefully I will have someone to sing it with me on every occasion.

The set of lyrics I am most proud of on the EP is on...

'Hurricanes of Love' - probably the longest piece I have ever written.


A New Shape is out now on Razzia. Stream it below.