In the autumn of 2019, the popular TV profile Anders Lundin released a digital album "Här Är Jag Nu" with twelve songs, by and with himself.
On January 24, 2020, the album was physically released and celebrated with a gig at Kristallen at Södra Teatern. The physical record included a picture book, a guided tour of the world behind the songs.
"When I listen to what's become of it all, I realize that it's a more personal and close record than I might have understood while we were at it. But hopefully I have managed to achieve something that feels heartfelt and that touches. The lyrics are important and ideally I want them to end up a little alongside the most common," Anders Lundin said ahead of the release of the album.
The album was also an extension of his two-man show Expedition life, which Anders has toured with for several years and which has been played at everything from Stadsteatern in Stockholm to churches and song festivals.
Telling a story around the campfire is the oldest, most natural form of entertainment. And if the TV is the campfire of our time, the popular profile Anders Lundin has a solid experience of entertainment. In the wise performance Expedition Livet, he uses it to tell a captivating, exciting and fun story about the adventure of living and hiking on our planet.
"It's a universal human story I'm telling. It's about all of us who've walked the planet. It starts with the first steps 3 million years ago and just ends on the way to kindergarten with my daughter."
The show is an extension of Anders' album "Här Är Jag Nu", an album that was nominated for the Manifest Prize for Song of the Year, 2020 and contains several songs that have come to be loved and desired, which have been played both in Allsång på Skansen, Lotta på Liseberg and that touched Tilde de Paula Eby to tears in Efter fem on TV4.
In the show Expedition Livet, the audience is taken on a winding story about emigrants and immigrants, about the wanderings of all our ancestors, about Anders' own and about a few slips along the way.
The work of the last few years on "Allt För Sverige" in SVT, which unfortunately had to be cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, has awakened many thoughts and in the performance Anders reflects on who we are, how we have become who we have become, and where we are going.
Anders Lundin has time to discuss life's essentials in 80 minutes, and that is well done.
Clever songs, thoughtful lyrics and a sense of self that gives weight to the show and makes you feel free to stay by the campfire for a while longer.
One strength of Anders Lundin is the ability to dress the lyrics in melodies that correspond to the subjects.... As a stage performer, Anders Lundin is sympathetically unpretentious and personal and builds an intimate atmosphere with fine audience contact.