Swedish songwriter Thomas Jonsson has been fastidiously working away in his home country's music scene for a number of years, having already put out a handful of albums both under his given name and his more recent I'm Kingfisher moniker. Over the course of these albums he has taken his songwriting through many modes and evolutions, but for the third I'm Kingfisher album, Transit, he has come full circle and made his most stripped-back and raw album yet.

With all those years of experience in love, life and music now under his belt, Transit is sure to be his most accomplished release yet. "This time I tried to be more of a perfectionist at the desk in order to be more free and spontaneous in the studio. I wanted the record to be in the crossing between traditional and experimental, and despite it being very stripped down I wanted it to move between wild and completely still," he says.

Today we have the pleasure of premiering the opening track from Transit, 'What Good Would Loving Do Me Now?'. Starting with just acoustic guitar and voice, we find our protagonist in a honest and self-reflective mood, thinking back over his recent years - both the bitter and the sweet - and building up a maelstrom of emotions. As his thoughts gradually unspool the song very subtly and patiently builds in more elements, and before you know it, 'What Good Would Love Do Me Now?' has become a mini-epic, full of harmonies, backing vocals, mandolin, electronics and several more twinkling melodic elements, which add a deeper resonance to our central figure as he continues to reflect in the golden glow.

Check out 'What Good Would Loving Do Me Now?' below, and look for more details about the album, Transit, beneath.

Speaking further about the composition of Transit, Jonsson says: ""I wanted to give this album time, and time came to be a big part of it. Transit is my sixth solo album and my first truly stripped down one. While I've been collecting the songs for this album I've seen people both depart and arrive. Events and plans that ended and became something else, a feeling and a movement that fascinates me a lot."

With guest musicians from the Swedish scene including Christian Kjellvander, Martin Hederos, Helena Arlock and Klabbe Hörngren, Transit is sure to be an understated delight. Transit comes out through Fading Trails Recordings on April 13th, and can be pre-ordered here.

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If you happen to be in Malmö then you can catch I'm Kingfisher tonight (January 24th), tickets and info here. His full list of upcoming gigs are as follows:

Jan 24 - Malmö, Sweden - Folk å Rock (supporting David Ramirez)
Jan 31- Kristianstad, Sweden - Kulturkvarteret (supporting David Ramirez)
Feb 2 - Klippan, Sweden - Musikskolans konsertsal
Feb 9 - Paris, France - Melodica Festival 2018, Le Bellevilloise