VACATION FOREVERWHYRED x Forumist
The dreamy state of mind is never far away in Zacharias Zachrisson music which is both meditative and honest. Tropical Emo as Zacharias Zachrisson calls the sound of his solo project Vacation Forever might be hard to pinpoint, but one thing is for sure, it does sound very good.
Zachrison is previously known as a skilled songwriter, painter, model and multi-instrumentalist and also used to play drums in Tussilago before he got severe stage fright and took a complete break from making and playing music. Nowadays things have changed, or at least Zacharias Zachrisson is more than ready to challenge the stage fright that has been taking its toll on his relation towards performing live.
Zachrisson himself says that Vacation Forever is something that is “born through a paradoxical fear” and after listening to his tunes you can tell that the outcome is honest and upfront. Listening to Vacation Forever feels like tapping directly into Zacharias Zachrisson’s mind, taking a deep leap into the ocean created by Zachrisson’s lyrics and melodies. The soundscape pulls the listener into the world of Vacation Forever, a space that feels like floating somewhere between our ordinary world and a more dreamlike place.
In preparation for the up and coming EP release in June he has released two singles to give us a little taste of what we can expect from the future. His first single Blank Ocean carries a melancholic and bittersweet vibe. It’s filled with an air of summer accompanied by sadness, almost like when you escape the dull and boring everyday life and spend the day by the seaside instead, sunbathing, having fun and ignoring all your troubles, just to realize that you will have to return to it all someday sooner or later.
Zachrisson’s Backstage Panic Attack is even more cinematic and atmospheric with an almost meditative soundscape, creating some kind of calmness within the listener while taking part of Zachrisson’s tunes. The two singles really show of Zachrisson’s skills and talent when it comes to create different moods and settings through music, taking the listener away and beyond from whatever you’re doing.
And you will not have to wait too long before the next release from Vacation Forever, Zachrisson will namely release two more singles before the forthcoming release of his debut-EP as a single artist. After the final EP-release you will find also Zachrisson and his band the Bamboo Hell Boys touring and visiting London, some festivals in Sweden and eventually USA in the autumn. Brace yourself to get carried away by Zachrisson’s shimmery soundwaves.
Listen to Vacation Forever here:
Special thanks to:
Photographer: Dan Sjölund
and the artist Vacation Forever