ORKID, aka Matilda Melin from Sweden’s far north, continues to soar and amaze, release after release. Personifying quintessential Swedish indie-electro-pop, it’s hard not to fall for ORKID’s brand of velvet, soulful, fragile yet commanding vocals, alongside her captivating and piercing beauty inside and out.
The 21-year-old starlet now lives in Stockholm – a world hub for modern pop – but was schooled on classic legendary singer/songwriters like Nat King Cole and Sam Cooke. These contrasting influences can be heard in ORKID’s rare quality to possess both on trend and a maturity-beyond-her-years artistry. At the raw age of 16, she cleverly used the ‘Idol’ stage and overcame the challenge of being heard from a small town, leaving audiences gob smacked with her world class potential. Desiring much more than ‘flash in the pan’ success, over the following two years ORKID completed her education, honed her song writing and live performance skills, and developed into one of Sweden’s most exciting artist exports to watch.
In 2017, ORKID released her first two singles together with Stockholm label ART:ERY – “Soulmates”, and “Only if you want to”. Both impressive tracks have been added to several Spotify lists around the world and “Only if you want to” reached over 300,000 streams in less than a month. October saw the third single & co-write “Running back” hit Spotify heavyweight playlists close to a million followers (Weekly Buzz, Believe the Hype and Out Now).
ORKID takes the first steps toward freedom in her latest single “NoNoh”. A build-up of distrust suddenly evaporates when she resolves to cut off her destructive lover. Breathing becomes easier, the sunshine feels better and sugar tastes sweeter.
ORKID shares: “‘NoNoh’ is about that moment when you feel you’ve had enough of someone’s bullshit. Singing this song is literally a release for me. It’s an aggressive yet awesome feeling of strength. The song kind of speaks for itself; with the melodies and track combined, ‘NoNoh’ gives you exactly that sense of self-empowerment”.