During their summer U.S. tour, Urban Cone began coming up with ideas for their upcoming third album, which will be released by Interscope Records/Universal Sweden. Vocalist/keyboardist Rasmus Flyckt and vocalist/bassist Emil Gustafsson had written and produced Urban Cone’s music themselves and this time they wanted to take a different approach. The songs on the new album are anchored by harder, hip-hop-influenced beats and funky guitars, while retaining those sparkling melodies that Swedish music-makers seem to conjure up so effortlessly.
Urban Cone’s newfound lyrical transparency is a direct result of the bonded friendship these four young men enjoy. “I feel like we’ve never been closer as a group,” says Rasmus. “Everyone has been going through difficult things, like ending long-term relationships, and we’ve been writing songs during this time. We've had a dialogue, and I think that you can hear that in our new lyrics. We have opened up a lot. We want every song to matter. On our last album, you can hear that we're friends. On this new one, you can hear that we’re family.”