Bio - Dark Companion (2018)
A farewell, but also a starting point for a new life. On his forthcoming fourth solo album, Dark Companion, Lars Bygdén takes farewell of his wife who left us last year. It’s a dark and compelling insight into a terrible process until the inevitable end. But it is also a starting point for Lars and his children in this new life. The album is dark, beautiful, sensitive and his most heartfelt work to this date.
In 1996 Bygdén formed the country rock group The Thousand Dollar Playboys in his hometown Sundsvall. The group released two albums, made a huge impact locally, toured Europe and US and dissolved in 2002. He then continued as solo artist and in 2005 released his first album, Trading Happiness For Songs, including the duet with Ane Brun – This Road. Family Feelings was released in 2009 and in 2012 the critically acclaimed LB from which the animated video The Hole was both Grammy- and manifest-nominated.
This fall Lars Bygdén makes a longer tour of Sweden mainly playing theaters. In spring 2018 awaits Europe.