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About Lucas Nord

Versatile Swedish multi-hyphenate Lucas Nord broke through in 2013 with "Run on Love," a Tove Lo collaboration that went to number one on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart. He has since ventured afield of commercial club music with open-hearted, R&B-influenced pop as his primary mode. Fascinated with songs since early childhood, the singer, songwriter, and producer born Lucas Hans Göran Nordqvist refined his musical aptitude at Rytmus music school in his native Stockholm, Sweden. Signed to the Hybris label, he had a few club-oriented singles behind him prior to the 2013 release of "Run on Love," which not only had chart-topping success in its original form but was commissioned for over a dozen remixes by the likes of Dave Audé, Tony Moran, and Rasmus Faber (with a push from a U.S. licensing deal via Radikal). The track highlighted Nord's 2013 debut album, Islands. An exclusive edit appeared on Tove Lo's full-length Queen of the Clouds, a number six hit in Sweden the following year.

Nord subsequently felt stuck creatively and relocated to London, England, where he was eventually inspired again. Through a deal with Cosmic Music, he also changed course stylistically with After You, a 2015 EP characterized by a pared-down production approach that favored straightforward pop informed by contemporary R&B. Additionally, he opted to record on his own with no artists featured on the work. After the 2016 release of Company, a second EP of similar length and solitary makeup, Nord set up Bisous, a subsidiary of Station House Recordings. Singles such as "Nervous," "Care Enough," and "Different Songs" were scattered across 2017 and 2018. ~ Andy Kellman

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