Living Thing, the fifth album from Peter Bjorn And John, is a strong indication that the acute pop minds behind 2006 breakthrough record Writer’s Block have much more to give. Despite its spare arrangements and instrumentation, Living Thing incorporates fuller melodies and more intricate sounds, ranging from dub to a sort of Merseybeat gone electro. Peter Bjorn And John are guest editing magnetmagazine.com this week. Read our Q&A with them.
Bjorn: I heard Carl XVI Gustaf is gonna resign in order to make Sweden a modern country without fake powers like the King and Queen. And he is also gonna apologize to all the animals he killed for fun. I heard so anyway.