Today Swedish-Greek artist Plàsi shares his new EP 'Where I Belong'
29 May 2020
'Where I Belong' captures Plàsi's personal story to find his passion he thought he had lost
Life split into multiple paths for Plàsi, but he always found a way back to music. Four years since his emergence, the Swedish-Greek singer, songwriter, producer, and artist born Mikael Bitzarakis reached a crossroads of reflection. Threaded together by intimately organic soundscapes and entrancing vocal transmissions, he wholeheartedly embraced his purpose on the EP, 'Where I Belong'.
Plàsi tells the story about his new EP:
"Looking at life from a child's perspective passion speaks the loudest and there is often no doubt about following your dreams. The older you get though, the more demanding the world becomes and many times the system forms you to move away from listening to yourself and following these dreams. For many years, I couldn't find peace and there was no clear answer to why, until one day, when I realized that it had been lying next to me the whole time. I bought myself a new guitar to see if I still felt the connection, and with a higher intensity than ever before I got drawn back to where it all once started as a kid. Surrounded by music. 'Where I belong'."
Plàsi introduced himself on the 2016 EP, Now & Then, followed by his full-length debut, People, in 2018. Signing to Nettwerk, he built his own mythos with 2019’s Mystery EP, with the title track being praised as “an acoustic folk gem” by The Line of Best Fit and “a sensationally moving folk piece” by Earmilk, among others. Beyond amassing over 40 million total streams, he supported the likes of Henry Jamison, José González and Hollow Coves on the road, in addition to his first European headline tour and performances at festivals such as Iceland Airwaves and Eurosonic.
In the midst of a brief break from tour, he retreated to the Julian Alps in Slovenia with bandmates and producers Linus and Hannes Hasselberg. Holing up in a remote mountainside cottage, they spent four full days recording what would become 'Where I Belong'.