Stockholm, Sweden

Hidden Signals


Behind the Music

When hearing my music, I hope that listeners feel the seriousness of all the different matters brought up in Ian Urbina’s important book. I would also like to give listeners the willpower, the strength and the energy to fight for the freedom of the oceans. Clearly, the oceans need to be freed from all the destructive things happening on and to them.

I am particularly interested in this project, which melds music and journalism together. My favourite part of working on the project was the opportunity to play a part in this big and innovative movement. Music is a powerful tool for storytelling. With its ability to evoke raw emotions, music has the power to affect listeners in a way that the written word cannot. As a music creator, it feels incredibly good to use my art constructively to contribute something positive to the world.

My songs try to summon the sense of an unfathomable force communicated through the melodies and the instruments. In my song, "Held by None," the combination of the music and words triggers a feeling that can help you move on even if it is a bit sad. In the song, "Fathom," I contrast the innocent birds singing at the shore of an ocean with the dark depths of the sea. In the song, "Motions," I tried to express my awe of the oceans and their endless waves. These indescribable ‘feelings’ will hopefully inspire people to make a change in the way we treat and value our oceans. 

About Sace

Born and raised in Stockholm, multi-faceted producer, Sace, combines the elements of many genres in electronic music into a distinguished sound that attracts listeners from all over the world. He started producing in FL Studio at the age of 13 and has been releasing tracks independently and through labels such as Lowly Palace, Secret Souls and Imminent ever since. 

In 2020, Spotify invited Sace to attend an event for ‘Upcoming Artists’ in Sweden. He started off with trap, but then later moved into a dark, ambient sound. Inspired by artists like Porter Robinson and Take/Five, Sace pays homage to those who inspire him in his music, while still allowing his own flair to shine through. He carries his own visual embodiment into each track he creates, permitting the listener to delve into his musical world. 

In addition to producing music, Sace also studies Media at Rytmus in Stockholm. He also produced the background music in a short film about the Mercodia company, a developer, manufacturer and distributor of immunoassays. Sace is a multi-genre producer focused on always evolving and making beautiful songs.

The Journalism behind the Music

All music in this project is based on The Outlaw Ocean, a New York Times Best-Selling book by Ian Urbina that chronicles lawlessness at sea around the world. This reporting touches on a diversity of abuses ranging from illegal and overfishing, arms trafficking at sea, human slavery, gun running, intentional dumping, murder of stowaways, thievery of ships and other topics.

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