Fans of Swedish punk rock are no doubt familiar with INVSN; a supergroup project composed of musicians from a variety of influential Swedish bands. Sara Almgren hails from Masshysteri, Christina Karlsson from Tiger Forest Cat, Anders Stenberg alongside playing with Lykke Li is also a member of Deportees, André Sandström was in DS-13, and Dennis Lyzxén started out in the seminal punk outfit Refused before playing in The (International) Noise Conspiracy with longtime collaborator Almgren.
The band is set to release its sophomore album, The Beautiful Stories, June 9. Yahoo Music is excited to premiere a track from the set, “This Constant War,” to whet fans’ appetites for the release.
Frontman Dennis Lyxzén shared his thoughts on how music is being exploited these days.“ Music always meant more to me then just entertainment. It has had a profound impact on everything that I am as a person and I see music as art and art as life. We live in a world devoid of meaning where we serve the lowest common denominator at all times. Where politics as an idea has failed us and where art is being reduced to consumerism and clickbait.
“I wanted to write about the longing for resistance to the cultural/political/musical landscape that holds us imprisoned. I wanted to write about the naive, romantic and pretentious notion that music and art should be about ideas that can change and transform and maybe even be the beacon of hope in these dismal times.”