Swedish pop artist Paula Jivén unveils her long-anticipated debut EP, The Duality In Me. Across the five-song offering, the singer gracefully navigates finding closure with parts of her past while discovering her ever-growing identity.
Previously released songs like “Someone Always Knows,” “Say That,” “Breaking Up With A Friend,” and “Rude Girl” among several others appear on the project. Production is handled by the likes of Jason Suwito, Elvira Anderfjärd, Her Demons, Åke Olofsson, and Jarly to name a few.w Showcasing both mature self-awareness and youthful playfulness, the EP captures Paula’s versatility as an artist, letting her boldest instincts take the wheel in building her creative vision.
“The Duality In Me is a time capsule of my youth,” Paula shares in regards to the project. “Today, I’m 18 years old and the EP has become a way for me to lock all of that in. I wrote the songs around the ages of 15 to 16 and they address the experiences that are part of growing up today. Mental health, bad friends, and self-discovery. These songs were written because I felt they were needed and my hope is that they can be there for whoever needs them.”
She continues, “It’s important to understand that it’s okay to be many things! To me, that’s been hard to grasp. I’ve taken so many different roles in different contexts I’ve been in and that has made me feel separated in a way—like I wasn’t fully myself in any situation, but duality doesn’t mean chaos. It means being confident in who you are and what you can grow into.”
Listen to Paula Jivén’s new EP below.
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