This fall We Float won the Swedish Public Radio’s Jazz Award in the category “Group of the Year” and released their second album named “What’s Really Real?”. Following the release We Float have been touring in Scandinavia during the winter. The group was widely recognized in December for their performance in “Musikhjälpen” a Swedish public service charity campaign broadcasting in Swedish Public Media.
We Float bring the listener on a journey of dramatically changing landscapes. What may seem peaceful and quiet can suddenly blow up to a heavy storm. We Float is a journey between acoustic and electronic, between hope and despair, between jazz and pop. The music is written by bass player Anne Marte Eggen. Along with her are Linda Bergström on vocals, Fanny Gunnarsson on keys and Filip Bensefelt on drums and sometimes Samuel Hällkvist on guitar. We Float also play concerts as a duo with vocals and bass.
“Magisterially honest and wholly unpretentious in its artful composition and earnest delivery, What’s Really Real? exists on its own plane and is both compact and sprawling in its musical scope. (...) Despite the undoubtable virtuosity that characterises the considerable musical backgrounds of the four players and the contributions of a considerable array of guest musicians, ego is nowhere to be seen. (...) This is a timeless album that will provide endless entry- and exit-points for the avid listener, many years to come.”
– Indie30’s review of What’s Really Real?
"Armed with the deft skills and abilities of her Swedish bandmates and guest guitarist Samuel Hällkvist at her disposal, Eggen is able to highlight every pop and jazz infused element, blending and consolidating them together in a compositional approach that has always served song and soundscape first ahead of virtuosity."
– Indie30 about the single REM
“The whole building and the beautiful, ornate melodies rest in the arms of the sounds and the solemn romantic moods. (...) The music has been made with precision and an ear for details. Behind music, lyrics and arrangements stands the bassist Anne Marte Eggen and her consistent way of implementing her vision is impressive. Then she also has good help in the realization, not least by Linda Bergström, who sings with sensitivity and warmth, has a great voice to pick up when needed and the same look for shades like Eggen.”
– Alexander Agrell, Sydsvenskan