Gritty & electronic pop.
The Livelong June is gritty electronic pop. The music has strong bonds with both the alternative music scene and the electronic scene.
Lyrics are ambiguous and pretentiously poetic, circling around the struggles of life and the art of living. The focal point is the static noise of life; like on that old analogue TV set when the image is just not clear. In this black and white noise you will find nuances of darkness close to bright tiny dots of pure light. Just like life.
The Livelong June is Benny Gustavsson and Marcus Rejnevik.
With intelligent lyrics about relations and everyday life, The Livelong June forms the soundtrack for grown up misfits and outsiders. People who just refuse to fit in completely. And people who are not able to.
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!