With their recent single Spread Love (Right Here Right Now) lighting up the airwaves since its release last month, ManyFew return with one of their biggest offerings to-date. Joining forces with Swedish music royalty Janne Schaffer, renowned for his guitar contributions on many of ABBA’s most celebrated records, ManyFew deliver Back To Back on their own imprint ManyFew Records.
Opening with the feel-good piano chords that we have come to know and love from ManyFew’s productions, Back To Back wastes no time in painting an uplifting soundscape. Brimming with sunshine-infused melodies and soulful vocals, the scene is set for Janne’s epic electric guitar riffs, which soar high and take the listener to a place of sonic euphoria. The result of their studio time is a perfect meet between classic and modern sounds, and has sparked a deep connection between these artists and mesmerising synergy.
Speaking about the collaboration, Janne Schaffer said,
“When I heard the music of ManyFew, they inspired me a LOT! I could hear a little similarity with the energy of the music of ABBA, even if it is totally different. It gives me a kick in the back and makes me fly over the whole track. I am really looking forward to the next song and I will give my whole heart as I did with this song. Hope you enjoy… I did!”
ManyFew followed by saying,
“We have always been huge fans of Janne Schaffer and his magnificent performances and guitar skills. Growing up in Sweden and listening to Janne’s guitar sounds from a very early age, from everything from his own records to his contributions on the Abba records has been a huge inspiration for us. His sound and name is synonymous with quality and for us it’s an absolutely pleasure to be working with such a legend! We are very excited to be releasing this uplifting house record together, we had so much fun writing this song and we hope to spread positive vibes around the world.”
Since their humble beginnings in 2017, brothers Jacob and Victor have worked tirelessly to make their mark on the world of dance music as ManyFew. Combining current club culture with old school flavours, they continue to reach new heights with a consistent stream of house music cuts, chartering releases on the likes of Musical Freedom, Selected and Spinnin’ Records, to name a few. Their Electronic Heaven Radio show has become a go-to for music lovers, providing a monthly dose of carefully selected beats that encapsulate their feel-good sound. In 2022, the self-taught pair also founded their own imprint, ManyFew Records, opening their horizons to explore all musical directions and harness total creative freedom.
Keeping busy on the release front in 2023, they have delivered singles such as I’ll Do My Best (ft. The Ritchie Family), Dance (With That Groove), Dancing in The Dark with Breathe Carolina, To The Left To The Right and their debut EP, BANG!. Save Me from the EP gained support from the likes of Axwell, Chris Lake, Duke Dumont, Gorgon City and Rudimental, to name a few. In June 2023, they released their summer tune Deeper Love featuring Valntna, which was added to New Music Friday UK and gained support on BBC Radio 1 and Kiss FM. Performing around the globe, with stand-out shows at Ministry of Sound, Ibiza Rocks and Slakthuset Stockholm, ManyFew are set to announce a string of new tour dates very soon.
One of Sweden’s most prominent guitarists and session musicians, Janne Schaffer has played with many of the most iconic bands and artists, including ABBA, Bob Marley, Jeff Porcaro, Jonny Nash, Lee Hazelwood and The Brecker Brothers, and has played live with the likes of Dizzy Gillsepie and Shawn Phillips on his American tour. Boasting 14 solo albums, and over 5000 tracks as a session musician, he also underscored music for television with superstars including Phil Collins, Tina Turner and Todd Rundgren and for musicals including Wizard of Oz and Bannacontact. Scoring 3 very famous Swedish films, Janne is also renowned for the masterful soundtracks of Repmånad, Hälsoresan and the Stig-Helmer story. Contributing to a long list of albums, his magic touch features on recordings by Andreas Vollenweider (Switzerland album) Christina Aguilera (sampled on her latest album) and Stan Getz. Toto band members Jeff Mike and Steve and played on his 4th album with their father Joe Porcaro, Earmeal, which has since been sampled by KRS 1 and Lady of Rage.
Janne’s guitar sound is famous across the planet, and is instantly recognisable in ABBA hits such as Ring, Ring, Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Bang-A-Boomerang, Voulez Vous. I Have A Dream and SOS to name a few. ABBA has sold over 380 million records worldwide, and Janne played on over half of those, helping to shape the globe’s musical landscape leaving his indelible mark.