Ex-member of Jeniferever/The Search. Lush sweeping pop music with delicate vocals, reverb touched hooks & a hint of the early pop romp of The Cure. Johan Zeitler creates beautiful compelling pop music that is both moving and intelligently crafted under the name I AM OK. Based in the university town of Uppsala Sweden, just north of Stockholm, Johan played on the early works of Jeniferever before becoming a member of The Search. I AM OK will have three FREE tracks available to download through EDILS RECORDINGS in Autumn 2012 followed up by a brand new EP which will be released digitally and on a limited edition CD, again through EDILS. Tours will be be booked in Sweden, Mainland Europe and the UK for 2013
released September 20, 2012
***INTERVIEW WITH JOHAN***
Sweden is one of those nations that enjoy a quiet, unobtrusive cultural relevance. From the annals of pop history to modern literature, the country well-known on these shores for its export of flat-pack furniture always appears to be on the cusp of something big.
Johan Zeitler, former member of JENIFEREVER and THE SEARCH, returns with a solo vehicle that presses all the right buttons. I Am OK’s eponymous three-track EP is a steady and well-considered proposition for anybody with even the slightest inclination towards good music.
Opener ‘1X1’ calls to mind a mix of groups like BECK and THE CURE; thick, rumbling basslines draped over neat guitar work and topped off with smooth vocals. The EP’s other two tracks ‘Chasing Butterflies’ and ‘Hades & Heidi’ offer similar positives and provide impetus for repeat listens. The latter is replete with kaleidoscopic keyboards underpinned by metronomic drumming that keeps everything in its right place.
*THIS IS GOTHIC ROCK*
Coming from Sweden, I Am OK is the solo project of ex-member of The Search and post-rock band Jeniferever Johan Zeitler. Its first release, eponymous EP I Am OK is available for free download at Edils Recording website. It consists of three refreshing pop tracks filled with eighties nostalgia. First track on this EP, “1x1” offers bubbly synths over Cure influenced guitars and strong bass lines. The result is a catchy tune that could be taken from the best of the eighties’ new wave. Vocals can bring to mind Billy Corgan’s, with a softer, lighter touch. On the following “Chasing Butterflies”, new wave synths, drum machine sound and a clever guitar riff create highly addictive pop music. Last track of the EP, “Hades & Heidi” provides the same cheering effect of lively and smart pop songs. This EP is for new wave/electro-pop/indie gourmets and should be enjoyed without restraint. I certainly will be waiting for news from I Am OK.