PERK is the name of the hit songwriting duo of Nalle Ahlstedt and Anders Borgius. The Scandanavian team has written and produced songs for some of the biggest names in popular music. They count international superstars like Celine Dion, Bella Thorne, Sarah Connor, Clay Aiken, VIXX, and Helena Paparizou as just some of their previous clients and collaborators.
Their success with other artists eventually prompted them to start a project of their own. In 2017 PERK was born. The band’s sound incorporates the songwriting team’s mutual love of melodic pop and country music. Over the past two years they have released a steady stream of singles. True to form, the hit makers are bringing in the listeners. Their songs have garnered hundreds of thousands of Spins on Spotify.
The band’s latest single “Let You Go (I’m Done)” is a perfectly crafted Adult Contemporary Pop song. Through the verse, interwoven acoustic and electric guitars overlap over a bed of ambient synths. The one-two punch of a solid backbeat rhythm backs up the immediately singable and recognizable tune.
Lyrically the song is a final farewell to the singer’s love interest. However, with its breezy production and hook-laden melody, the track sounds like it was made for cruising with the top down. Every ending is a new beginning, and the song’s protagonist is on to a brighter day.
By the time the track reaches its chorus, the chart-topping songwriting chops of Ahlstedt and Borgius are undeniable. Layered harmonies deliver an infectious melody that will stay with you long after the track fades. The song just sounds like a hit.
“Let You Go (I’m Done)” is available on all major streaming services. You can check it out on the Deep Indie Dive playlist. And follow the links below to connect with PERK.