Janice to play in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi
Janice Photo: wifesthlm
The Swedish singer Janice will be performing her intense soulful pop and electronic R&B at the European Music Festival in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday 18 November and in Hanoi on Tuesday 21 November.
Janice grew up in Stockholm in a music-loving home and showed signs of being talented at an early age. In her teens, Janice joined Stockholm’s Tensta Gospel Choir, a proven training ground for Swedish stars Lykke Li, Sabina Ddumba and Elias. It was there that she found her voice, a community of like minds, and a space where she could be - and express - herself.
In April 2016, Janice released her first single, a melancholy burst of quiet storm computer soul called Don’t Need To. After that, things started happening fast. The single became one of the most played songs on Swedish radio during 2016. When Sweden’s largest daily newspaper presented their cultural forecast for 2017, Janice was one of four artists chosen. Soon, Janice was attracting international attention, from indie blogs, even artists of the calibre of Ricky Martin, Charli XCX and Zara Larsson. Record labels queued up to acquire her signature. Before she knew it, she had an album: Fallin’ Up, a future classic, with its songs of dark hopefulness that deal with feelings both personal and universal. Janice says of Fallin’ Up that “it’s basically just stories about me, a lot about love, about how I used to be and who I want to be”.
Saturday 18/11 at 8.00 pm
HCMC Conservatory of Music, 112Nguyen Du, District 1
Tuesday 21/11 at 8.00 pm
Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham