Urban Cone signs to Interscope records and releases their new single “Old School” today January 27th. Urban Cone is a Swedish alternative pop band created the single to give fans a taste of their new sound.
Lyrically “Old School,” calls out the lack of romance among young people in today’s society, says vocalist/bassist Emil Gustafsson. “There are a lot of dating apps and it’s all about hooking up as quickly as possible. We wanted to make a song that said, ‘Let’s do it old school, like the old days.’ When you meet a girl you’re interested in, call her on the phone. Ask her for a date. Give her flowers. Take her on a drive; something more than just swiping on a screen. Technology makes it so simple that it cuts out the romantic feeling of getting to know someone.”
Formed in 2010 by Gustafsson, vocalist/keyboardist Rasmus Flyckt, keyboardist Jacob Sjöberg, and guitarist Tim Formgren — four high-school friends from a Stockholm suburb — Urban Cone has enjoyed substantial success in Sweden with their debut album, 2013’s Our Youth, and 2015’s Polaroid Memories, which was also released in the U.S.
Catch Urban Cone live in February:
February 3 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
February 6 Los Angeles, CA School Night at Bardot
February 8 Brooklyn, NY Popshop NYC at Baby’s All Right