Introducing… ERLAND

Music has been the focus of singer/songwriter Erland Wanberg aka ERLAND’s life since he was a child. Blossoming from an early obsession with The Beatles, the realization that music was his calling came from the first time he picked up a guitar and discovered he could write songs; “Looking back, they weren’t very good”, Wanberg laments. Things have changed considerably since then. The largest turning point in Wanberg’s career was in the summer of 2011 when he stepped into the studio with musician and brother-in-law Andrew McMahon of Jack’s Mannequin. McMahon had taken a liking over the years to Wanberg’s rustic yet imaginative styling, and decided to lend a hand and ear with producing the recording of Erland’s first EP. No one knew what to expect when the two stepped into the studio together; a combination of McMahon’s pop/punk personality and Wanberg’s warm soulful acoustics seemed an unlikely match. In the studio, inspiration swirled while McMahon infused his heavy pop inclinations with subtle vigilance, catapulting Wanberg’s sound into the modern arena while still retaining his inherent charm. The result was a sound that reawakened Wanberg’s imagination, and drove a new sense of purpose for his career.

“My Love” is filled with such serene images that take you to places filled with love and hope. ERLAND’s voice is what makes you surrender your heart and mind to the dominant chords of the songs, and the whimsical settings do nothing but inspire and open up one’s mind. “My Love” is a tune that is classic and timeless, and includes just the right amount of sappy love imagery alongside images of cascading fields and the sea.