Hanna Larsson and Andrea Kallström, the duo behind the moniker lennixx, release a self-assuring and composed counterstatement single, “Bad Bird” via TEN Music Group. Since the release of their successful mixtape, hapap (2018), the cultivation by lennixx have led them to a freethinking sound that rises within Stockholm’s scandi-pop scene. Resulting as clean ear candy, the Swedish R&B pair soulfully intermingle pop-centric hooks with nostalgic R&B grooves for a nonchalant delivery.
Based around the end of a toxic relationship, and the clamor of rumors that proceed the relationship’s demise, lennixx touches on the other party’s bitterness and immaturity. “Instead of dealing with it in a healthy way, they just try to turn everyone against you and make up dishonest rumours and talk badly about you. In the song, we reply with ‘I have my real friends who will always have my back, and I couldn’t care less what you have to say about me.'”
Taking a fresh dive into electronic modulations, the two refine the track to primarily a contemporary offering. Styling to a minimal beat, the gracious grooves relinquish doubt and hold onto a stimulating assortment of self-love. A confident bass line stomps on negativity and allows for a supple amount of harmonic bliss and fruitful falsettos. While being young in numbers, respectfully being 19 and 21 years of age, the duo’s mindset and pristine sonic craft are not only innovative in scandi-pop but in the stream of R&B.