Counting Sam Cooke and Van Morrison among his idols, Albin Lee Meldau is a Swedish singer/songwriter with a soulful delivery. He was born and raised in Gothenberg; his mother, Annika Blennerhed, was a professional folk-rock and jazz singer, and his English father, Max Meldau, recorded and released new wave music in the early '80s. A young Albin Lee Meldau shared their interest in music, taking trumpet lessons and singing in choir. At the age of 12, he started a cover band. Later, as a young adult, Meldau formed a retro-soul band called Magnolia.
He began his recording career in his mid-twenties, releasing the debut single "Lou Lou" in 2015. The demo of the song won him the opportunity to record with Björn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John, who produced his first EP, Lovers. It was released by Astralwerks in 2016. The Bloodshot EP followed a year later, and he was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2017 Grammis. As his reputation grew, he had the opportunity to collaborate with songwriters including Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith, Jessie Ware) and producers Bastian Langebæk (Jack Garrett, Jessie Ware) and Jamie Scott (One Direction, Alex & Sierra) on his full-length debut. About You arrived on Astralwerks in 2018. ~ Marcy Donelson