EXCLUSIVE! ‘Two Of A Kind’ by Axel Jansson
Our second exclusive of the week is by a gravel-throated Swedish-born songwriter who writes sublime pop-rock songs, as you’ll hear
Axel Jansson’s beginnings in music were a little more leftfield than others. A left-hander, he began by playing a right handed guitar upside down. He was undaunted by the difficulty that this created for his learning and continued. The result has seen him evolving into an enviable pop-rock songwriter, as Two Of A Kind demonstrates.
Speaking of the song Jansson says: “Two of A Kind is about the compromises made in a relationship between two people, each waiting for the other to make the first move. In this digital world that we live in we seem to have forgotten how to communicate and treat each other to the point where both parties end up hurting and holding grudges – all because they didn’t talk. This song is about that journey shared by two people who are attracted to each other yet never quite seem to be on the same page.”
While bitterness might form part of the song’s inspiration, Two Of A Kind never sounds anything less than welcoming. He takes inspiration from The Killers, Coldplay and John Mayer, along with 60s’ and 70s’ rock. We think that any fan of pop-rock will enjoy this track, especially if you have a fancy for Train and the Goo Goo Dolls. As always, though, we’ll leave the decision making up to you…