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"Mission Impossible" - Borg | Review

“Mission Impossible” is the second single from singer/songwriter, Borg.

The artist wrote this during a time in her life when she experienced dreadful indecisiveness in love and relationships. Borg reflects on having felt a spring of going back and forth, only to realize that as Autumn returns you're still in the same place. The song starts off slow with arpeggiated synths accompanied by her voice, a natural force emanating from a deep, dark forest ready to pour out her emotions. The instrumentation begins with drums, cymbals, and synths while creating lively soundscapes of precise percussion rhythms. The song builds up when the chorus hits and enters into an intergalactic zone making you feel like you are on a spaceship, racing to reach your partner in time to talk things out.

Amanda Ingeborg Runestam, a.k.a. Borg (translated it means “fortress”), is from Sweden. She has spent a few years dabbling in various musical collaborations, allowing her to use her voice with acts such as The Honeydrips and Olov Antonsson. Runestam launched her first solo project in December 2019 with her EP Honest and Cool. The EP has received high praise from various blogs such as SoundsGoodBLG, The Owl Mag, Scientists of Sound, and Mystic Sons.

Her music holds a style of its own and gives her the freedom to deliver with an uncompromising expression within the realm of pop, with Borg commenting, "I find my stories to find energy in that clash of sweet and dreadful, and I think it reflects on the sound."

In her discography, she tells her stories of love and anxieties. Borg will transport you into another world and make you feel what she is feeling. Her world is a landscape where synths are ethereal, stories are strong, and hearts are broken. “Mission Impossible” is the first in a series of unreleased singles for 2020. She also has an upcoming project called, “I hope,” that has yet to be announced.

Written by Samantha Cruz

Edited by Tatum Jenkins

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