Jonathan Hultén returns for a stand-alone single titled ‘The Well’ to end 2023 in poignant and reflective style. Having previously released debut album ‘Chants From Another Place’, followed by the re-worked tracks of ‘The Forest Sessions’, the unique, darkly enigmatic Swedish singer - songwriter Jonathan Hultén invites you into his world once again with the release of his new single ‘The Well’, which is accompanied by an animated visualiser created by Hultén.

Jonathan says:

”The Well” is referring to a place in our minds of complete calm and peace. In this song it has the form of a body of water - be it a lake, a spring or a well. Its undisturbed surface symbolizes presence and detachment at the same time, a balance of stillness on which we can call upon and reminisce in our times of distress. In the end, the water is a mirror that reflects back upon us the tranquillity it contains. Because” the water is you”.

The delicate tonalities of Hultén’s vocal prowess can be seen in this musically vulnerable piece showcasing the unique ability and fragility of his performance. With comparisons that range from Sufjan Stevens and Nick Drake to John Martyn, Anna von Hausswolff and Chelsea Wolfe, Jonathan Hultén exists simply in a class of his own.

Jonathan Hultén has announced that he will be special guest to Myrkur on her upcoming UK / EU tour in April 2024. The full list of dates are as follows. Tickets will be on sale from December 15th.

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be opening for the magical Myrkur on her European tour in April 2024! The dates are as follows:

4.4 DE Berlin, Heimathafen
5.4 DE Hamburg, Ubel & Gefährlich
6.4 BE Gent, De Vooruit
7.4 NL Utrecht, TivoliVredensburg-Pandora
9.4 UK Manchester, Academy 2
10.4 UK London, Islington Assembly Hall
12.4 FR Paris, L’Alhambra
13.4 CH Aarau, Kiff
14.4 IT Milano, Alcatraz
16.4 AT Vienna, Arena
17.4 HU Budapest, A38
18.4 PL Krakow, Kamienna12
19.4 PL Poznan, 2progi
20.4 DE Dresden, Ballsaal


The Forest Sessions is available as a 2 disc – CD & DVD edition with the DVD featuring the collection of music videos that spontaneously evolved into the album as well as clips from Roadburn Redux Festival. It is also features a collection of poems and animations that tells a little story about letting go of old sorrows and rediscovering a sense of joy and adventure.

The audio is also available on LP and digital download/stream.


Following on from the release of his 2020, debut album Chants From Another Place that saw Hultén drawing comparisons to artists such as Nick Drake, Sufjan Stevens & Wovenhand as well as more traditional folk artists such as John Martyn right through to his contemporaries in Anna Ternheim, José Gonzales, Anna von Hausswolff,  Chelsea Wolfe & Hexvessel; The Forest Sessions is a collection of experimental versions of songs taken from both Chants From Another Place and his earlier EP The Dark Night of the Soul, but it is also a short film composed of music videos and interludes with animated illustrations and poems.

Recorded by himself between January 2020 and June 2022, with mastering and mixing taken care of by frequent collaborator Ola Ersfjord - this is a deeply intimate work from start to finish. Hultén invites listeners into his world through the stunning album cover which he designed.

Jonathan Hulten explains the concept in more depth “It all began with an idea of live streaming a concert from the woods! I got a team together, a plan was worked out and eventually the project morphed into the making of 8 unique music videos based on the setlist of a live performance.” 

He continues “All the filming locations were scouted in reference to the song titles and our plan was to film all the material in 24 hours around an area about 40 minutes from Stockholm, Sweden.”

And Hultén and his team achieved this immense feat – 8 live performances filmed in the Swedish wilds in 24 hours – starting by a secluded riverside cottage, to a raft in the river, an antique organ carried over hills to a glade, an old abandoned mine and ending in the tranquil of a tree grove.  In the following weeks rough cuts were made and given to the filmmaker Emil Klinta who would take care of post-production, gracefully bringing everything to the next level.

Then, around this time the idea to interpret and record new versions of the songs came up and I felt like it could be an interesting extension of the project. These new, experimental versions were to be done in the same pace as the finalization of each video. And so throughout the following year with about 1-2 months in between the music videos were released, one by one. 

Debut album
Chants From Another Place

JONATHAN HULTÉN, the darkly enigmatic Swedish songwriter has released the first single & video for track “The Mountain” taken from his debut solo album Chants From Another Place, due for release on Kscope on 13th March.

The musical inspiration for singer/songwriter JONATHAN HULTÉN’s debut album Chants From Another Place is drawn from acapella folk and church choir compositions. Throughout the album, tales are weaved and musical influences collide as HULTÉN draws comparisons to artists including Nick Drake, Sufjan Stevens, Wovenhand and Fleet Foxes, as well as traditional folk artists such as John Martyn right through to his contemporaries in Anna Ternheim, José Gonzales, Anna von Hausswolff Chelsea Wolfe & Hexvessel.

“The Mountain”, the album’s debut single (released 10th January), is a potent yet minimalistic ode to loss and hope. Telling a tale of soul in distress, goes forth on a journey and faces death, transformation and rebirth is accompanied by a stunningly emotive animated video, created by JONATHAN HULTÉN himself, taking visual influence from the likes of Tolkien, Tove Jansson and art nouveau illustrator Aubrey Beardsley.

HULTÉN has created a deeply reflective and personal world that he invites listeners to explore. Recorded solely by HULTÉN in his studio in Stockholm, Sweden, the twelve compositions that make up Chants From Another Place were mixed by Ola Ersfjord from Cuervo Recording Service in Madrid, Spain.

The cover art is a self-penned portrait, reflecting the melancholy found within the songs on the album and an insight into HULTÉN’s unique persona.

Chants From Another Place will thematically take you through landscapes of ecstasy, passing mountains of death and rebirth, sailing seas of adventure, traversing wastelands of despair and forests of myth. It is an inward journey and only time can tell which places will be visited under its duration. It is a tale of spiritual death and rebirth.