Det Vackra Livet consists of the two brothers Philip and Henrik Ekström from the popular band, The Mary Onettes. All songs except two on the debut album, were written during a three weeks period in August 2010. The album was recorded a month later, and the mixing was already completed in December the same year.
The bands first singel, Viljan has actively been playing at the radio station P3 and was tributed by magazines like Expressen, Nöjesguiden, DN and Rodeo.
The inspiration for writing in swedish was his grandmothers autobiography. And the small everyday stories affected him deeply. He also were inspired by the poems by the Swedish/Finnish poet Claes Andersson ( now a member of the parliament in Finland).
"Mary Onettes brödernas nya projekt lovande" - Expressen
"Viljan är dånande trummor och kylslagna syntar i storstadsnatten, neonljud som speglas i regnvåt asfalt och en snyggt gestaltat känslomässig bedövning" - Sydsvenskan
”Svensk, svårmodig och skör nostalgipop om livet när det är som vackrast [Bäst just nu]” - Nöjesguiden