Creating radiant pop music through her vivid imagination that has the ability to leave you spellbound and in awe of the majesty she’s crafted, the 17 year old Swedish musician Paula Jivén is a gem of an artist. “Disrupting the comfortable and comforting the disrupted,” that’s how she describe her sonic manifesto and her debut single What Are You Hungry For is the embodiment of this message as her ethereal pierces through the barriers we put and creates pandemonium amongst your emotions. Her natural storytelling ability is something to be admired, her candidness is reminiscent of intimate confessionals within your friendship group as the sincere lyrics paint an emotive picture that could belong in a sonic version of The Louvre. She’s got that spark, that tiny flame that can set off a barrage of fireworks off into the night and cause an extravagant display that illuminates the darker parts of your mind and brings the emotions you hid underneath to light.
I think what makes Paula Jivén stand out the most from her traditional pop counter parts is that she makes her sound feel human. Her sound is bursting with life, not hiding the more ominous parts but instead embracing them with her vibrant personality to make that darkness light up the nights sky. With the tremendous power of her captivating voice, this certainly won’t be the last we hear of this Swedish pop starlet.