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The new single from Pressure titled ‘Fem I Tre’?

Fem I Tre
“Fem I Tre” (2:55am)

As always the new single pertains to pressures of life and for the past year and half we have all felt a lot of Pressures. Most people are ready to go out to a bar or event and have some drinks, some laughs, hang out with friends now that the world is slowly coming back to life.

But when the drinks go down sometime your wisdom flows out. And perhaps you want more out of the evening? The song Fem i Tre is a satirical, a song about the guys (and gals) who are desperately looking for someone to take home from the bar for the night. You have all heard the bad pick up lines, and we all know the type that drinks a bit too much and flirts with everything that moves. Fem i Tre is their anthem!

In English, the Swedish title “Fem i Tre” means the time 2:55am. Many Swedish bars close as 3:00am so the song is just about how desperate certain people get when the bars closes. Please come home with me and be my “Fem I Tre”!

The Band

Who are Pressure I hear you ask? Well if you had to tag them with a genre, the one that fits best is a ‘melodic rock’ but they’re so much more than that. “They are pioneering what they are calling Story Metal, which is combining heavy metal with elements of melodic rock, with a lot of focus on vocals in way to convey a story within their songs. So as  to get the listener drawn into their music like a  reader would become engrossed into a book.”  as quoted by – First Angel Media.
  Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden and with vocalist Olof Jönsson you can always guarantee soaring, athletic and committed vocals.  Together with a twin guitar sound coming from songwriter and lead guitarist Simon “Siirpo” Forsell and Patrik Buhr on the other  axe. Their work often focuses and embraces the pressures felt from everyday existence. Their lyrics ably demonstrating that there are two sides to every story – the good and the bad. Every song has a double meaning and we truly see music as a tool to handle the different pressures thrown at us from the modern world.    The band began their journey together in 2018 then having Emil Salling on the second guitar.  Since then they’ve worked tirelessly developing their sound and live performance. Their goal you ask?  To make memories with their fans and to an epic musical soundtrack.   A quote that can summarize their lyrics is:

“How can you tell a story about life if you haven’t dared to live life to its fullest!  Pressure is all about every story, every moment, every Pressure!

 Patrik Buhr is the newest  guitarist in the Story Metal band Pressure. His early music endeavors began early in the Swedish music school, with the trumpet as an instrument. After a number of years, he decided the guitar was his future. While doing so, the interest was quite focused on early progressive rock and other things that was a bit hard at that time. Hard rock was not in the picture at all. After that came a period period of mainly keyboard playing, mostly because it was easier to compose music that way. The guitar was picked up again later and has been treated to a plethora of different musical projects. Over the years, it has turned more and more towards hard rock. If you want to mention guitarists who have meant a lot, you must probably mention the old heroes from childhood; Steve Hackett, Jeff Beck, Alan Holdsworth, Robert Fripp, Scott Henderson, David Gilmour and the list goes on and on. When it comes to guitars, it varies over time and also with the type of music involved. PRS is probably the brand most used. In the path of amplifiers, only Kemper is used, but deep down he prefers to play on ordinary tube amplifiers at subversive volumes. Simon Forsell of Pressure says – “Pressure grows a lot in strength, musical knowledge and passion as Patrik brings not only his exceptional guitar knowledge to the band – he also bring experience, power and soul! With PAtrik we have found another big piece of the puzzle and we are very proud to have him as a member”

A quote that can summarize their lyrics is: “How can you tell a story about life if you haven’t dared to live life to its fullest!

Pressure is all about every story, every moment, every Pressure!

 

Pressure – Fem I Tre

Pressure – Skuggan

Pressure – Ingen Som Hör Dig

Pressure – What You See

Pressure – Julstress

Pressure – Beaten but not Dead

Pressure – The Shadow

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