The Swedish pop duo from Helsingborg is led by Maria Jane Smith and Victor Thell and in 2019 was one of the most played artists on Swedish radio.
SMITH & THELL
The band's country-influenced pop sound, which has been inspired by artists such as Mumford & Son, has meant that the band has achieved international success with songs such as "Forgive me friend", "Hotell Walls" and "Goliath". The band's rising melodies in the form of intensifying chords and acoustic guitars give the listener elements of nostalgia and melancholy. The band has previously won both Swedish and international awards for their music.
The duo, composed of Maria Smith (vocals, guitar) and Victor Thell (vocals, guitar, production), first met one another as young teenagers at a local music event in their hometown of Helsingborg in Southern Sweden. Their debut album Soulprints was released in April 2017 via the Nordic indie label, Playground Music. The follow up international hit single, "Forgive Me Friend", came in November 2018, and led the band to signing its first major label deal with the storied American label, Arista Recordings, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment. Smith & Thell's sophomore album, "Pixie's Parasol" came via Arista Recordings in 2021, and featured the hits "Forgive Me Friend", "Hotel Walls", "Year of the Young", and "Goliath". The duo went on to perform on stages across the world with other artists, including The Head and the Heart, Young the Giant, and Fitz and The Tantrums.
Smith & Thell have simultaneously established themselves as one of Sweden's most sought-after songwriters and producer duos. They won the 2020 Swedish Grammy award for Composer of the Year, and their writing credits for major label artists, including Jennifer Lopez, Ava Max, Martin Garrix, Rauw Alejandro, Gryffin, Alan Walker, Maejor, NOTD, and R3HAB, account for over 3 Billion global streams.
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