Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tove Styrke's arrival with "Million Pieces"

Tove Östman Styrke was one of undoubtfully brightest spots of Idol-2009 starting from her first appearance on casting. Already after her first performances in the last season of TV-show girl quite fast became one of main Idol's contenders for the victory. Artistical uniqueness, surprisingly strong vocal for 16-years old girl, light craziness (in a good sense) and incredible sweetness, this combination should've made this girl winner of the season but unforunately one step before the final Tove got the biggest unluck and two songs totally not corresponding what this hurricane rock-girl was about and though Tove has made her best she expectedly missed the final. What went wrong and why jury decided not to let Tove to the final will stay a mistery but sometimes what artist achieves after Idol matters much more than his place in the contest and Tove's talent couldn't be unnoticed by record companies.

Sony generously adopted the girl and since the beginning of the year worked hard on new Tove's stuff and was preparing the girl for a big career, by some sources Tove's music had to be mix of Knife, Robyn, The Sounds and Blondie. Finally recently two intriguing bits of this music has leaked - "Young Heart" and "Million Pieces" confirming that Tove goes really speacial and her own direction mixing stadium rock spirit that she widely provided on Idol and electro-pop with Robyn-The Knife-Salem al Fakir-Björk vibes, something that can really make Tove next Amanda Jenssen who didn't manage to win Idol but reached so much through these 2,5 years totally breaking ex-pop-Idol status and developing her own image, music style and audience. Today Tove's official site is finally open and you can listen full-length first single "Million Pieces" - beautiful original soft synth-pop song written by Adam Olenius (Shout Out Louds) and produced by Lotus & 2 Freckles.

In August Tove will perform also at Allsång på Skansen and the album release is planned for this Autumn. If you didn't watch last season of Swedish Idol I'll give you a guide of Miss Styrke's way in this show.

Listen (Beyonce)
All These Things I've Done (The Killers)
Life on Mars (David Bowie)
Hot 'n' Cold (Katy Perry)
Will You Be There (Michael Jackson)
We're Not Living In America (The Sounds)
Mack the Knife (Bobby Darin)
In the Ghetto (Elvis Presley)
I Wish I Was A Punkrocker (Sandi Thom)
Kids (with Erik Grönwall) (Kylie Minogue & Robbie Williams)
Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics)
Himlen är oskyldigt blå (Ted Gärdestad)
Pride (In the Name of Love) (U2)
Since You Been Gone (Russ Ballard, Head East, Rainbow)
Can't Get You out of My Head (Kylie Minogue)
The greatest love of all (Whitney Houston)

2 коммент.:

Poster Girl said...

I had no idea she was working with such interesting people or pursuing that direction. A "mix of Knife, Robyn, The Sounds and Blondie" sounds like one of the best ideas I've heard!

The verses of "Million Pieces" are quirky-cool but may take one more listen to click. That chorus, though is instantly irresistible, as is the middle 8. Talk about ending on a high note--the last minute, minute and a half or so of the song, there's nothing to dislike!

Damian said...

I didn't know what to expect from Tove at all but I believed from the first sight I saw her on casting of Idol that it will be very special participant with very special career and voila, it's already here! And I also tried to be optimistic when she left Idol before the final that someone wants her to prepare some long and strong-base career after those 2 cover-albums of Erik and Calle so now I'm really glad she's got this chance to develop her very own direction :) Now it's left only to bring up career of Erika Selin and Camilla "Cam Tyler" Håkansson and all of my previous season faves will be in deal.