Jocke Åhlund’s multiple bands and projects and Blenda’s genre-defying tracks and burgeoning label are only some indication of their creative output. The Forumist caught up with them to talk about their ambition, artistry and drive

Intoxicating new material is taking the Swedish songstress Lykke Li in a new direction. Her message? Change can sometimes be painful, but it’s an essential part of life if you’ve any hope of growing as a person.

In a world where trends and social norms spread at a rapid pace, the desire to stay true to one’s true self is perhaps stronger than ever. Which is why The Forumist is celebrating Dr. Martens, that instantly recognisable icon of originality, and the fearless faces of Sweden’s fashion future.