My name is Carl-Otto Johansson. I live in Kalmar on the East coast of Sweden. My heart’s desire is write and record music. A while back I decided to set all my songs free – old and new. My hope is that this will bring you joy and inspire you to share as well.
If you are a listener, please download and share as much as you like. If you are a recording artist, please feel free to build upon my work under the Creative Commons licence.
If you plan to use my music in a film or some other project you are free to do so, but please send me a message and let me know about it. Rembember to give credit and refer to this website. Donate if you feel like it.
Carl-Otto Johansson lives in Kalmar on the South-East coast of Sweden, and makes music under the name Orphan Songs. He was singer and songwriter in the Swedish indie band Eyedrop who released the critically acclaimed album “You And Me Vs. The Machine” back in 2002 on Swedish indie Dead Frog Records. Eyedrop split up in 2005 in the early stages of recording their second album and in the aftermath of the break-up, Carl-Otto got single custody over the songs left behind – his “Orphan Songs”.
Soon his family of melodies got bigger as he started writing new material and set out to record a solo album, a project that took years to complete. Produced in his home studio, Carl-Otto plays almost every instrument himself with occasional help from his former Eyedrop bandmates – drummer Mathias Jonsson and bassist Henrik Johansson.