After the Storm – release May 19th
After the Storm. A guitar in the midst of the storm – the neck breaks, the strings blow away, but the guitar still floats when the storm subsides. The sound of waves, a bit rocky, a bit classical.
A presentation video: https://youtu.be/sDJKPWdCE4s
The seventh single from Erik Borelius’ sixteenth album. Thanks to Uffe Börjesson for good advice.
Slow Show – new video April 6th
Slow Show – release March 17th
Slow Show. A bluesy, softly swinging melody with both acoustic and electric guitar in focus. Thanks to Mats Persson for refined and beautiful drumming.
A presentation video: https://youtu.be/JVlBh1yxpHU
The sixth single from Erik Borelius’ sixteenth album. Thanks to Uffe Börjesson for good advice.
Midnight Firedance – new video January 27th
Midnight Firedance – release January 13th
Midnight Firedance. Acoustic guitars, Latin rhythms. Mystical melodies 😉 with guitar playing where you can sense Eriks’ influences from Al di Meola. Superb drumming by Mats Persson.
A presentation video: https://youtu.be/EGuZ95yCdmA
The fifth single from Erik Borelius’ sixteenth album. Thanks to Uffe Börjesson for good advice.
The Duel – new video October 23rd 2022
The Duel – release September 30th 2022
The Duel. Mean distorted guitars and a heavy tom-beat meets sweet acoustic melodies – kind of like bad guy vs. good guy 😉. Superb playing by Mats Persson on drums and percussion.
A presentation video: https://youtu.be/cDiBjcGHmOs
The fourth single from Erik Borelius’ sixteenth album. Thanks to Uffe Börjesson for good advice.
Out of the Shadow – new video June 14th 2022
Out of the Shadow – release May 27th 2022
Out of the Shadow – A dynamic melody which, after the intro with Spanish guitar and a Boléro inspired feel in the snare-drum, increases in intensity with string-bending electric guitar playing. Delicate drumming by Mats Persson.
A presentation video: https://youtu.be/v7yMiBqxQ2M
The third single from Erik Borelius’ sixteenth album. Thanks to Uffe Börjesson for good advice.
Out of the Shadow will be available on all streaming services on Friday May 27th.
Cat Talk – new video March 27th 2022
Cat Talk – new single March 18th 2022
Cat Talk – The acoustic guitars play the leading role in this delicate melody with a feel of classical music.
A presentation video: https://youtu.be/gKcdflv4XbE
The second single from Erik Borelius’ sixteenth album. Thanks to Uffe Börjesson for good advice. Erik plays on a Löf Irené with True Temperament and a Levin from the sixties.
Cat Talk will be available on all streaming services on Friday March 18th.
Can You Keep a Secret? New video February 4th 2022
Can You Keep a Secret? New single January 21st, 2022
Can You Keep a Secret? – high tempo with a touch of the mood of a classic Bond movie. Mats Persson plays a leading role with his groovy drumming.
A presentation video: https://youtu.be/z-xI49izb4s
Can You Keep a Secret? is available on all streaming services.
Familiar Rooms, release May 7th 2021
FAMILIAR ROOMS (EB Music 2021). Five melodies with vocals and four instrumental – as usual, the genre breadth is large. From jazzy pop with lyrics on current subjects to fiery Latin guitar music.
Familiar Rooms is Erik Borelius’s fifteenth album. The album contains the nine singles Erik Borelius released during 2019-21. For each melody, Erik has made an illustration based on his interpretation of the music. This time, four of the melodies are also represented as music videos.
Familiar Rooms begins with the classically melodic In Comes the Storm, song two is The Humble One with lyrics about the importance of humility. It is followed by fiery Scandinavian Sundance where Erik returns to his roots and plays in true Al di Meola spirit! The text in the much calmer Life on Hold is about the, for many, difficult Corona times we live in. In En saknad man (Swedish lyrics), Erik sings about how to feel the closeness of a deceased father. Once Upon a Time on a Highway is an instrumental song with a beautiful melody that passes over into a mysterious road-trip trot. After that the more classical, softly melodic Knight’s Tune. The heavy and laid-back Flame at Heart followed by the fiery Latin-scented melody Velvet Shoes on a Hot Tin Roof end Familiar Rooms.
Erik Borelius has composed and produced Familiar Rooms and plays guitars, bass, rhythm instruments (melodies 2, 3, 4, 6 and 9) and cello (melodies 1 and 8). Mats Persson plays drums and percussion on melodies 1, 5, 7 and 8. Cover illustration by Erik Borelius.
A short presentation of Familiar Rooms: https://youtu.be/e5J6ETgWQJI
Familiar Rooms on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1pnm0Y33Izeuq7DfsYdBar?si=8V5CN5GlSyST-G7ZqqHFrg
Scandinavian Sundance: https://youtu.be/YEniaaPJ6Hw
Velvet Shoes on a Hot Tin Roof: https://youtu.be/5ugIHNFsT2o
Once Upon a Time on a Highway: https://youtu.be/uEm3Wp-tMY0
Life on Hold: https://youtu.be/10EXfEKuBt8
In Comes the Storm, The Humble One, Scandinavian Sundance, Life on Hold, En saknad man, Once Upon a Time on a Highway, Knight’s Tune, Flame at Heart, Velvet Shoes on a Hot Tin Roof
Photo Johan Adelstål
A new star, the ultimate guitar album (GP), Fantastic debut (SDS), “Exceptional musicality” (OJ), “Do not miss Erik Borelius” (KvP) … the acquaintance with this ultimate guitarist will be this years musical event (JP)