After many years on the road as a hardworking blues musician, Sjöblom felt the need to expand the musical landscape and get rid of the limitations of the blues format. The Blues is still the foundation, but the music is now allowed to move in all possible directions. A seamless and soulful mix of blues, ballads, country, gospel, soul and jazz.
There’s a similar development in the lyrics. Instead of repeating or recycling
classic blues lines and phrases, Svante has found his own voice. His own way of expressing his thoughts, feelings, and concerns. A newfound sobriety has made him re-evaluate his ways of thinking and acting, his way of living. A difficult but in the end very rewarding process.
”Telling Lies” is way more than a collection of 10 good songs. It’s an album that sneaks up on you, demands you attention and, eventually, stays in you heart and soul. For a long, long time.