Lilla Vargen, whose moniker is Swedish for Little Wolf, has a mournful voice that fills you up with a sweet sort of sadness. “This is Love” is Vargen’s debut single, a short track that undulates with emotion, at times quiet and hesitant and at others sweeping up in a passionate wave of sound.
Vargen’s warm clear vocals over a haunting piano makes this track perfect for sunday mornings or snowy evenings. While songs like “This is Love” can often fall victim to being too saccharine and melancholy, Vargen keeps her lyrics just poignant enough to evoke feeling without straying too far into the melodramatic. If this is the first we’ve seen from Vargen, I can only expect many more great things from her in the future.