The Grand OpeningBooker: Carsten Friedrichs
IN THE MIDST OF YOUR DRAMA, the compelling new album by The Grand Opening is by far singer and songwriter John Roger Olsson´s strongest work to date.
While on previous albums the focus for John Roger Olsson has been to combine and integrate acoustic pop songs with ambient landscapes. This third outing shows a new side of THE GRAND OPENING. There is a real band feel to the recording. Rich instrumentation, strong choruses, and beautiful backing vocals by Jens Pettersson and Anna Ödlund.
THE GRAND OPENING creates a sonic environment truly their own. A feeling sustained by sounds that couldn't convey more beauty. And on top of it all, the warm vocals of John Roger Olsson.
IN THE MIDST OF YOUR DRAMA was produced and recorded by John Roger Olsson with help from long time collaborator Jens Pettersson and the rest of the band. The recordings took place at Olsson's very own Möre Studio in Stockholm, Sweden during 2009 and mixed by Christoffer Roth (Caesars, Moneybrother, Britta Persson) early 2010 at Dubious Studio, Stockholm.
Supporting the release of IN THE MIDST OF YOUR DRAMA the band will be touring as a four piece in February 2011.