Swedish songwriter and singer Erik Hassle dives deep into the decade of his birth on "Natural Born Lovers," his brand new single premiering on The FADER today. Co-written by Daniel Ledinsky and Stargate, the vivid and very-'80s torch song borrows Prince's falsetto and Michael Jackson's strut. Like The Weeknd's recent work with Max Martin, another superstar Scandinavian songwriter, it sounds like a ready-made chart topper.
"I wrote ‘Natural Born Lovers’ last year in LA in the Westlake studios in a Scandinavian orgy with my boy Daniel Ledinsky and Stargate," Hassle told The FADER over email. "It was the first time I got to work with Stargate and it was a very nice couple of days. The song is about free love, a simple celebration of life!"
Next week, Hassle will hit the road with Tove Lo. Check out those dates below; blast "Natural Born Lovers" above.
ERIK HASSLE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
09/26/27 - Landmark Festival - Washington, D.C
09/28 - North Park Theatre - San Diego, CA*
09/29 - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA*
10/01 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA*
10/03 - Fox Theater - Oakland, CA*
10/05 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR*
10/06 - Vogue Theatre - Vancouver, B.C*
10/07 - Showbox SoDo - Seattle, WA*
10/10 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN*
10/11 - Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL*
10/13 - Sound Academy - Toronto, ON*
10/14 - Royale Nightclub - Boston, MA*
10/16 - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel - Providence, RI*
10/17 – The Fillmore - Philadelphia, PA*
10/20 - The Paramount - Huntington, NY*
10/21 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY*
*Supporting Tove Lo