Klingande, born as Cédric Steinmyller, is a French tropical house duo with a prominent use of the piano and the saxophone. The artists’ name is pronounced “Kling-an-de”, which is Swedish for “chimes”.
When they started producing and playing records, Cédric was inspired by the contemporary Swedish House Music. The name of the band, as well as some of their songs, are in Swedish because of Cédric’s admiration of the language. According to him, it sounds like it’s being sung when it’s just being spoken. With this in mind, the name was founded after a search in a Swedish dictionary. Klingande is the present participle of the Swedish verb (att) klinga, which means ‘(to) chime’ or ‘(to) sound’. The artist name thus means ‘chiming’ or ‘sounding’. The artist describes his music as “melodic house”.
Gained attention through the self-released online track “Punga” that eventually made it to the French Singles Chart, peaking at number 86, the song has also peaked at number 62 in Austria, number 59 in Germany and number 41 in Switzerland. They found international chart success with his follow up single “Jubel” that peaked at number 5 on the French Singles Chart. The song has peaked at number one in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. The song was also a top five hit in Australia, France, Finland, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom and a top 10 hit in Denmark and the Netherlands.