As the sun radiates its warmth over Djurgården, Saturday proves to be a delightful day for discovering new musical talents while eagerly anticipating the grand finale of the festival. Amidst this vibrant atmosphere, one band stands out, captivating the audience with their unique blend of pop, rock, jazz, and soul.
Hailing from the bustling streets of Stockholm, Dina Ögon exudes a cool and laid-back aura that perfectly complements their pyjama-style outfits. Their music, they say, is like a love child conceived by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Khruangbin, and the hidden gems of Motown’s B-side collection.
But it’s not just their genre-defying sound that captures attention. Anna Ahnlund, the lead vocalist, possesses a mesmerizing voice that transcends traditional boundaries. She wields her vocal prowess as an instrument, weaving it seamlessly into the fabric of their compositions. The result is a captivating performance that beckons me closer to the stage.
There’s an undeniable allure to Dina Ögon that transports me back to the nostalgic, free-spirited days of 70s California. Their music resonates with a laid-back hippy vibe, evoking a sense of nostalgia and escapism. It’s the kind of music that takes you on a journey, leaving you longing for open roads, sun-drenched afternoons, and carefree moments.
Impressed by their enchanting performance, I make a mental note to add Dina Ögon to my ever-growing Spotify playlist. Their music has the power to transport me to a different time and space, and I eagerly anticipate delving deeper into their self-titled debut album.
In a sea of talent, Dina Ögon shines bright as a rising star on the music scene. Their unique blend of genres, soothing melodies, and undeniable charm make them a standout act that demands attention. As the festival draws to a close, I leave with newfound admiration for this captivating group and an eagerness to explore their musical journey further.
Photos courtesy of Playground Music Scandinavia AB, photographer Kalle Ahnlund