Little Lies Drop New Album ‘Destination Unknown’

Little Lies is a passion project from established musicians and friends Mikael Nordgren and Anna Maria Espinosa. Their music soars freely between a myriad of emotions, heartfelt lyrics and catchy melodic soundscapes. As a band that refuses to be confined by genre, Little Lies not only delve into the realm of pop, rock, and indie but also experiments with electronic sounds and disco.

Today, Little Lies releases their debut album, Destination Unknown, via Cosmos Music. “The destination for Little Lies is unknown but it has been one hell of a trip making this album,” explains Mikael Nordgren. “Writing the music, the lyrics, producing and playing the guitar. Mixing the music again and again until the mixture of old and new feels just right. Working together. Recording vocals in several fantastic studios and hearing Anna Maria bring the songs alive with her amazing voice. That is probably my favorite part of the process. The tension between Anna Maria and myself when trying to work out what kind of band Little Lies is. Finding the right people to work with. Walking up on stage, playing live shows. This is our debut but we’ve been through a lot to make this album. Sometimes we messed up and had to start over again. But here we are now, feeling proud of every step of this trip. How great everything turned out when working together and how strong it has made Little Lies. Now we can do anything! But most of all we feel proud of what this trip has been all about. The 12 songs of our debut album ”Destination Unknown”. We hope you will like it and that it can be a little part of your trip as well.”

For over a decade, the pair have forged successful music careers separately across Sweden. Anna Maria Espinosa is one of Sweden’s most established singers, and has in addition to her own solo career, sung with pop royalty such as Neneh Cherry, Grammy Award-winning American soul singer, Billy Paul & Kevin Rowland frontman for the pop band Dexys Midnight Runners among many others. Since she started her career, she has sung with a large section of Sweden’s artist elite both on stage and on tracks.

Stockholm-based Mikael Nordgren, aka Tiger Stripes has forged a solid international career as a prestigious and sought-after underground producer, remix specialist and DJ. As Tiger Stripes, he has toured the world’s top clubbing destinations such as Berghain, Panorama bar, Ministry of Sound, Secret Project Festival and Subtronic, playing his futuristic techno to sell-out crowds from Berlin to Miami and back again.

Together, as Little Lies, this duo has created something unique by combining a wealth of experience and sharp, innovative production, alongside one of Sweden’s most established voices. Little Lies are ready to break new ground by sharing their music not only with their Swedish contemporaries and fans but across the globe.

Photo Courtesy: Martin William Landl