Be Love Now

Album cover
Tracklist
  1. Communication (Low, Down & Dirty)
  2. Faith In Time
  3. My Silence Won't Kill You
  4. Each Time You Pray
  5. Old Dogs
  6. Only Aktion
  7. Be Love Now
Personnel and Equipment

All songs written and produced by Viktor Sjöberg,

except "Each Time You Pray", written by Ned Doheny.

Communication (Low, Down & Dirty)

Vocals by Jonnae Thompson & Emma Steiner. Alto saxophone by Adrian Åsling Sellius. Electric bass & guitar by Oskar Erlandsson. Any intricate scratching by Jonas Odhner.

Faith In Time

Vocals by Jens Lekman. Additional vocals by Jonnae Thompson. Electric bass & guitar by Petter Herbertsson. Pedal steel by Jonas Odhner. Additional drums by Dan Olsson.

My Silence Won't Kill You

Vocals by Jonnae Thompson. Additional vocals by Erik de Vahl. Electric bass & guitar by Oskar Erlandsson. Violin by Kiki Spaulding. Synthesizers and percussion by Dan Olsson, Oskar Erlandsson & Jonas Odhner.

Each Time You Pray

Vocals, arrangement and most keyboards by Dan Olsson. Contains a sample from "Skull of Sade" by Female Anchor of Sade.

Old Dogs

Vocals by Jonnae Thompson. Additional vocal by Teresa Garcia. Main piano & electric piano riff and a touch of percussion programming by Dan Olsson. Electric bass by Petter Herbertsson. Intro drum programming by Douglas Holmquist.

Only Aktion

Vocals by Jonnae Thompson. Vibraphone & acoustic guitar by Petter Herbertsson. Additional synthesizers by Dan Olsson.

Be Love Now

Vocals by Jonnae Thompson & Viktor Sjöberg. Saxophones by Frida Thurfjell & Adrian Åsling Sellius. Additional synthesizer by Dan Olsson.

Recorded at Los Arboles Center for Self Development in Escondido, California.

Vocals on My Silence Won't Kill You & Old Dogs recorded with Hookmaster Jaz in Hookmaster Studios in San Diego, California. Vocals on Only Aktion recorded at ThChrch in San Diego, California. Vocals on Be Love Now recorded with Roy Silverstein at Rarefied Recording in San Diego, California.

Vocals and keyboards on Each Time Your Pray recorded with Jonas Odhner at Sonores Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Saxophone, electric bass & guitar on Communication (Low, Down & Dirty) recorded with Jonas Odhner at Sonores Studios. Pedal steel and additional drums on Faith in Time recorded with Jonas Odhner at Sonores Studios. Guitar, synthesizers and percussion on My Silence Won't Kill You recorded with Jonas Odhner at Sonores Studios. Piano & Fender Rhodes on Old Dogs recorded with Jonas Odhner at Sonores Studios. Synthesizers on Only Aktion recorded with Jonas Odhner at Sonores Studios. Synthesizer on Be Love Now recorded with Jonas Odhner at Sonores Studios.

Mixed by Viktor Sjöberg, Jonas Odhner & Dan Olsson at Sonores Studios. Mastered by Tomas Bodén.

Be Love Now
Free Aktion
HN04-LP
160606

FREE AKTION play “Escondido Club Music”, a new musical style with its roots in disco, Chicago house music, and the British breakbeat scene of the mid-1990’s. From the free jazz saxophone solo on Communication (Low, Down, & Dirty) to the cool house optimism of the title track, FREE AKTION offers the listener meticulously layered pop music.

Be Love Now features vocals from Jens Lekman, experimental composer Dan Olsson, and – most prominently – San Diego-born performer Jonnae Thompson. The daughter of a pastor, Jonnae’s vocal expression is deeply rooted in spiritual music and a natural fit for the FREE AKTION sound.

FREE AKTION play music with a message, addressing personal growth as well as social change. It is a message of universal love and solidarity, self compassion and true equality. It draws its inspiration from teachers such as Ram Dass and Paramahansa Yogananda, as well as the inherent spirituality of house and disco.