Indie-pop band Two Year Vacation are currently streaming their latest single, “Majored In Broken Hearts,” taken from their October EP, Getting Into Real Estate.
Jacob has described this song as an anthem to the moment of unveiling. Despite conquering your entire universe, you are overthrown by one poorly pronounced word in French from high school. It is just about 3 minutes and 12 seconds of embracing this moment.
A unique sound that combines elements of disco-rock, Caribbean kraut, and italo-disco is distinct from Two Year Vacation’s infectious rhythms and mesmerizing pop flavors. In addition to ABBA, Fatboy Slim, Daft Punk, MGMT, and Arcade Fire, the band gets inspiration from Peter Björn & John and Vampire Weekend.
Two Year Vacation released two EPs independently before signing with Hamburg label Clouds Hill and Warner Music Germany. Their debut album, Slacker Island, collected over four million streams before they embarked on a European tour and the US and the UK dates.
They also released their EP, Bedroom Rock, as well as their second album, Laundry Day, which featured their singles “Don’t Know Anybody Else” and “Never Been To Paris.”.
Two Year Vacation has been called Sweden’s answer to Vampire Weekend, while Concrete Online noted that the band is “one of the best Swedish bands since ABBA.”
Jacob’s creamy, sumptuous vocals are enhanced by crunchy pop textures and sparkling harmonies on “Majored in Broken Hearts.”. This tune keeps moving forward with a driving pop rhythm and bright colors.
This article was penned by Jonathan P. Wright. Jonathan is a freelance writer for multiple mainstream publications and CVO of RADIOPUSHERS. You can read more of his work by clicking here.