Top Tracks: Mount Song – Halo

The new single from this Swedish singer/songwriter is an understated affair. Jacob Johansson, under his moniker Mount Song, has released the haunting ‘Halo’ from his upcoming album released 7th May. ‘Halo’ is a brief but bittersweet track that deals with those times when the weight of the world, and the demons within, just become too much to bear. Built around a simple acoustic melody, it adds some lovely harmonies and subtle psychedelica to give a real dreamlike feel. It’s the perfect track for those late nights where your swirling thoughts keep you from drifting to sleep; it captures the sensation better than any other song I know. There is plenty of beauty to be found in sadness, and Mount Song has found just the right balance with this single.