Not many would disagree that Shout Out Louds are one of the most important bands to come out of Sweden. Over the years, the band has released album after album with a knack for being both cohesive and expansive. Each body of work sounds like them, and yet finds the band taking gracious steps forward with their sound. Their latest offering, Ease Your Mind, is a beautiful example. The album features poignant lyrics about love, getting older, and seeing yourself differently than you did years ago; the element of observational introspection being a mainstay in Shout Out Louds' music.

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to frontman Adam Olenius and bassist Ted Malmros to discuss the beginning of Ease My Mind, the stories behind 'Jumbo Jet' and 'Souvenirs', their return to touring, and writing songs about love. Check out their conversation below.

“We knew that this was something that we wanted to work towards, and that set the standard.”

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