In a simple yet poignant video for his latest single, Swidish singer-songwriter Albin Lee Meldau eloquently points out that we’re all in the same boat. A large supporting cast of many races, backgrounds and sensibilities take part in the universally shared emotion of longing.

When the night is calling and I’m missing my baby
Knowing we’re all in the same boat.

It’s a soulful rendition with somber piano and the sounds of a church choir lending the vibe of a sacred hymn.

From Gothenburg, Sweden, Meldau is the progeny of a Swedish jazz singer mother and a British punk rock musician father. After two EPs on Astralwerks, he’s gearing up to release his debut album next year. This year, he debuted at Bonnaroo and SXSW, and was featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. recently performed a rendition of “Same Boat” with the world renowned Staten Island PS22 Chorus. He is also featured on the Holidays Rule Volume 2 album, singing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You. His song “Lou Lou” racked up more than 27 million streams on Spotify, and he won the 2016 Anchor Award, an international competition for best new emerging talent.

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