Air France on split: ‘None of our album ideas were good enough’

The electronic pop act say they struggled with seven possible debut albums

Swedish duo Air France have spoken out about their recent split.

Taking to their blog at, Joel Karlsson and Henrik Markstedt of the electronica act said they broke up because they felt they couldn’t match their acclaimed 2008 release ‘No Way Down’. They wrote:

We have probably produced 7 albums since ‘No Way Down’; a UK Garage record, a house record, an r’n’b record… but we’ve never been able to finish anything, nothing was ever good enough. We have tried so hard, and we truly gave it all we had. And now we have decided to stop trying, even though it breaks our hearts.

They added: “During the first year of Air France, somewhere in the middle of the last decade, everything seemed to come so easily. At least it feels like that right now. We’d meet on friday nights to drink wine, listen to music and picture ourselves far off, somewhere on the outskirts on the big map Henrik had on his wall.” They continued: “The songs we made during those nights weren’t really supposed to ever leave the hard drive, but somehow they did, and somehow they took us to almost all the places on that big map we had dreamt about.”

In the statement the band go on to thank their collaborators, families, friends and fans for their support, finishing up by saying that they may return in another music-making guise: “Who knows, maybe we’ll see you again in another shape. After all, we’re people that never stop dreaming.”

Gothenburg’s Air France released two EPs, but never delivered their debut album. Last year they released the single ‘It Feels Good to Be Around You’.

Read the band’s full statement about their split at