Christian Anttila

Christian Anttila

Pop in Swedish that hits the heart, poetically and present.

In recent years we have seen Kristian Anttila explore the extremes of geography. He is probably the Swedish pop artist who plays most frequently outside the major Swedish cities. With a strong will to get closer to his audience, he visits Pajala and Dorotea, Karlstad and Växjö as often as Stockholm and Gothenburg. The concept is simple - a guitar, a voice and a collection of contemporary Swedish pop classics.

The stripped-down concerts give a new side of Anttila - freer and more narrative. Where his colleagues scale up with larger soundscapes and larger productions, he, true to his habit, looks the other way and looks at the songs and the core of the artistry. A reluctant artist who has always gone his own way.

In the winter of 2016, “Room 4 Avd. 81 ”, an album that was quickly hailed by a united body of critics as Kristian's best so far in his career and was later nominated for the Gaffa Prize for" Swedish Pop of the Year "," Swedish solo artist of the year "and" Swedish album of the year ".

"An epic of poetry and heartbreaking anxiety." - (Gaffa) ✭✭✭✭✭✭

"This is probably the best thing Kristian Anttila has done." (Entertainment Guide) ✭✭✭✭✭

"It's revealing, fragile - and touching." - (TT Spektra) ✭✭✭✭

"His most striking to date" - (Upsala Nya Tidning) ✭✭✭✭

"Anttila's authenticity is difficult to defend against" (Expressen)

"Suffering" (Aftonbladet)

"I order everyone to listen" (Bon)

Kristian Anttila made his debut in 2003 and has since released 7 studio albums via everything from the world's largest record company Universal to his own release, had about twenty songs in rotation on P3 ("Dirt", "Magdalena (Life before death)", "Västra Frölunda", " Say No To Me ”, etc.), had with the song“ Oceans ”in the Volvo commercial 2017, made more than 800 gigs all over the world and collaborated with artists such as Sylvia Vrethammar, El Perro Del Mar and Olle Ljungström. In 2018, Kristian was awarded the Ingmar Bergman scholarship and the Artists' Committee's Work Scholarship.

Kristian Anttila: Vocals, guitar