Gritty & electronic pop.
The Livelong June is gritty electronic pop. The music originates from the combination of the alternative music scene and the traditional synth scene. Maximalism is the keyword.
Marcus Rejnevik (synthesizers) met Benny Gustavsson (vocals & guitar), who forms the duo, by a number of coincidences that started via an online ad for an analogue synthesizer. That ad led to an introvert avant garde/noise musician, who in turn led to a psychedelic indie pop drummer who directed him to Benny. ‘The both of you like Editors’, the drummer said. It turned out to be a perfect match, when the synth influences Marcus brought with him, were combined with the alternative music influences from Benny. And as a matter of fact, a lot of the initial inspiration indeed came from Editors and their album ‘In this light and on this evening’.
About The Livelong June
The Livelong June was founded in 2012 by Benny Gustavsson (vocals and guitar) and Marcus Rejnevik (synthesizers). The ambition has ever since been to create gritty electronic pop with a distinguishable human feel to it, by combining maximalistic music with intelligent lyrics about everyday life and human relations.
The band name
What’s the story behind the band name “The Livelong June”? Basically it renders from a poem by Emily Dickinson, that comments on the strive for fame on one hand and the humble nobility in taking pride in being a ‘nobody’ on the other hand. This struggle takes place in front of an aspiring neverending summer as backdrop. This summer-to-come with its expectations, embraces the mindset that The Livelong June is all about. Humble we stand, yet eager to conquer the world. The world of alternative electronic gritty synth pop music.
“I’m Nobody! Who are you?”
By Emily Dickinson
I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Are you – Nobody – Too?
Then there’s a pair of us!
Don’t tell! they’d advertise – you know!
How dreary – to be – Somebody!
How public – like a Frog –
To tell one’s name – the livelong June –
To an admiring Bog!