Already a bonafide star in his homeland of Sweden, Albin Lee Meldau has spent the last 18 months working to introduce himself to audiences all across the globe.

Now, he is ready to kick off 2024 with the hopes of turning in another big year with his brand new single  “Elvis, I Love You,” which is out now.

“Elvis, I Love You” has an arresting warmth to it, while also showcasing a rousing, Motown-tinged bass and his raw yet soulful voice. While listening, you can hear his voice has clearly lived each moment it describes, while the rest of the tone is so alluring, the track is set to be one of Albin’s biggest airplay moments yet.

Yet scratch behind its uplifting sound and its self-eviscerating lyrics — depicting a nearly man desperately trying to cling onto his final hopes of success — takes Albin back to the crossroads he was at some five years ago. He had made significant inroads as a solo artist (a star turn at SXSW, a remarkable Tiny Desk session for NPR, and two acclaimed EPs) but a battle with alcohol forced him into a blunt choice: go to rehab or see his career fade to black. Five years later, he’s still sober.

Albin says, “The song is based on a bit of a weird lyric idea that and Eg wrote one morning. I was incredibly tired of the fact that everything comes second in life to the so-called pursuit of “the dream”. We are told all these things that we should do to “make it” — even things like bleaching my teeth, and it is easy to come across as an insecure, unhappy idiot.”

Albin wrote and produced ‘Elvis, I Love You’ with his key collaborator, the Grammy / Ivor Novello-winner Eg White (Adele, Florence + The Machine).

Listen to “Elvis, I Love You” below.

Since then, Albin has become a household name across Scandinavia. Highlights have included the smash ‘Josefin’ (5 x Platinum in Sweden, Platinum in Norway and a Top 10 hit in both countries), sold-out arena shows across the region, a Swedish Grammy nomination, and the prestigious Music Moves Europe Talent Award – a honour bestowed by the European Union upon artists who represent the sound of the future. And now Elvis, I Love You’ continues Albin’s broader international push, a rise that has been assisted by other collaborators such as another Grammy winner in the shape of Nick Lobel (Harry Styles, Miley Cyrus), and Jack Savoretti, with who he duetted on the recent single ‘Hold Your Head Up’.

There will be much more to come from Albin throughout 2024, but there are a selection of major shows already lined up. He will perform as special guest to Jack Savoretti at the Margate Summer Series at Dreamland on July 5th before headlining the striking outdoor amphitheatre Dalhalla in Rättvik, Sweden, later that month. He is also confirmed to play the Dauwpopfestival in The Netherlands.