Saturday, January 22, 2011
Year by year Melodifestivalen by some reasons loses truly faboulous songs sounding so much better than many of competing entries, rarely songwriters or artists come out to announce it but the latest year has started a trend not to put these songs on a shelf and to release/get people learn him no matter what, this year we've already heard rejected songs from Topcats and Treadstone but nothing really pop-melotastic so now we get probably the most gourgeous track that hasn't qualified to Melodifestivalen-2011 "Hardcore Love" from Anderz Wrethov and Johanna Stedt-Elkesdotter.
Earlier I've introduced you to both of these lovely artists. Johanna has delivered one of two our favorites songs of 2010 in Swedish - "Stormen" (along with Timoteij's "Kom") and Anderz was working on his solo-stuff debuting with pretty successful single "Runaway" and plan to release new album very soon. Earlier Anderz was involved in schlager-circus writing songs for Arash "Always", Frida "Upp Och Hoppa" and Günther "Like Fire Tonight" (Johanna was responsible for female vocals in studio-version) and this time this glorious team decided to perform their own song in duet and though it hasn't reached the final destination, it looks like really promising attempt making us already waiting for their next year try impatiently!
"Hardcore Love" is modern anthemic pop-song with clear feeling of Anderz music mixing rock-sound and powerful choruses with hard synth-production and hit-melody sticking in your head from the first listen. Johanna is giving all beautiful touchingness and power of her voice and completing whole picture of this hit that we hope will be released as soon as possible.
Below you can listen song in its studio and live version. Also you should check b-side of Anderz' "Runaway" single cover of "Forever Young" that recently has flown out on youtube and Johanna's renewed myspace page with new terrific dance tracks "Can't Stop Loving You" and "Never Walk Away" - it's everything you love about Swedish dance-pop, full pack of hit melody, stunning vocals and top production!