New York via Berlin alt-pop singer-songwriter Panteon returns with a brand new track “Archipelago.” Following on from acclaimed singles “Correspondence” and “Storyteller,” “Archipelago” fuses unfiltered, understated melodies over Panteon’s ethereal, emotive vocal delivery, the end product is nothing short of serene.

Panteon explains:

“‘Archipelago’ was written in the summer of 2021 while I was visiting a good friend of mine in Stockholm, Sweden. We rented a small bakery cottage on Värmdo in the Swedish archipelago for a week and didn’t do much except reading and taking ferries to all the islands surrounding us. The lyrics to the song are almost journal-like and just a snapshot or photograph of the time being there – we were surrounded by all this nature and water and horses and birds and spiders crawling out of every corner in the little cottage.”

She goes on to add: “I was into reading Haikus at the time and brought this book by Matsuo Bashō “Travel Writings“ with me and we got into the habit of talking in Haikus. We would go on walks and come up with all these little funny poems.

The last verse of “Archipelago” goes:

“Like a summer rain –
When I’m catching my next train –
Three lines and I’m home.

A typical Haiku form of 5-7-5 – It was raining on the day we got back to Stockholm and then I took the train to the airport and back to civilisation.”

Panteon writes, records, produces and performs songs that bridge time and space, earth and sky, analog and electronic, introspection and observation. She lives and works between New York and Berlin.

Artwork for ‘Archipelago’ by Panteon
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I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.