Vargas & Lagola are a new breed of Swedish supergroup who bring a bit of soul back into the electronic pop game. Salem Al Fakir and Vincent Pontane’s debut single, “Rolling Stone,” set a solid market for the newly forged act, drawing on their mutual writing duties for Madonna, Avicii and Axwell Λ Ingrosso with a new and experimentally charged focus.
Landing as a vivid instrumental wander into the duo’s creative capacity, the fleeting Spanish influences and building melodic resonance of “Dolores”rolls with the precision of a club track, but without a monotonous form or mundane instrumental canvas. With the rumor of a fresh vocal single sitting just around the corner, this studio output feels like the prelude to a huge wave of new material from a dream team of Swedish songwriting.
Stream “Dolores (The Awakening) on Spotify.