Husband/wife duo 7000apart deliver a dramatic ballad with “Player 2.” The ethereal track features Swedish artist Amelie on lead while her American born husband Jon serves as backup. Amelie’s polished voice reaches new heights throughout the song while she emotively questions what the point of a one-sided relationship is. The song reaches a crescendo on the bridge while the pair simultaneously come to terms with the inevitable end of a love that one partner so desperately wants to work. Amelie tackles the end of the track solo with just a piano and her raw, trembling voice.
The high school sweethearts met while Amelie was an exchange student in Wisconsin. After Amelie returned to Sweden, the couple started a creative project they called 7000apart referencing the 7,000 kilometer distance between them. After 3 years of long-distance dating, Amelie and Jon reunited and got married in 2016. Currently focused on creating new music and channeling their story for creative inspiration, 7000apart is certainly one to watch.
Listen to “Player 2” below.