Hater

Swedish indie pop quartet Hater share new single and video 'Bad Luck'.

It’s been too, too long. Half a year at least since we swooned to ‘Sift’, Hater’s last piece of dreamy reverie. Where have the chiming guitars and Caroline’s celestial crooning been hiding in these times of isolation? Before the walls went up and the doors closed, the world was afloat with their sublime melody; you could feel the love in the room. Returning with a four minute examination of things gone wrong, Hater’sBad Luck’ is a very personal examination of that luck, an introvert’s story of learning to live again; of understanding how relationships work and how to communicate in them; A reawakening for new times.

Caroline says:

“The song is about some kind of social awkwardness between myself and new faces. Feeling left out due to not knowing how to read a situation but also not wanting to know more than I should.”


Bad Luck’ is filled with apprehension and ambiguity, a gorgeous ethereal jigsaw that builds as Caroline’s brittle delivery sharpens and concludes, it’s a piece of aching romanticism destined to feature on a thousand mix tapes. A melodious wisp for a new circumstance.

Recorded in January this year ‘Bad Luck’ was mixed and mastered by John Cornfield and produced by Joakim Lindberg in his "Sickan" studio in Malmö.


Coinciding with its release Hater accompany their latest track with a striking brand new video. Recorded at the Pallidum theatre in Malmö, the video was directed by Jacob Nilsson and shot by Benjamin Zadig.

Currently working on their new album due to be released next year, Hater are Caroline Landahl, Måns Leonartsson, Frederick Rundquist and Rasmus Andersson.


Bad Luck is out now via Fire Recordings, stream / download here.