Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Eric Saade presents "Saade Vol.2" live

Today is a big day for Eric Saade who releases the second part...or to be more exact new album "Saade Vol.2" and he has arrived to the studio of Nyhetsmorgon to perform two of his songs - single "Hotter Than Fire" and another track "Rocket Science" written with Salem al Fakir - collaboration we'd never expect and I wouldn't say there are a lot of Salem in melody but you can definitely feel some Salem's vibes.
"Saade Vol.1" has got platinum status in August, let's see how things will go for its follow-up.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Avicii - Levels (video)

Avicii has become officially biggest international Swedish breakthrough of the year debuting this week at #4 of UK chart!
As I was already mentioned his world-hit "Levels" has also become #1 hit in Sweden.
Now DJ releases new video for this track and as it happens in the most of clubby videos it's very entertaining.
Avicii has three gigs in Globen planned for March and all of them are sold-out.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Adrian Lux feat. The Good Natured – Alive (video)

One of the strongest dance records of this autumn - Adrian Lux's single "Alive" featuring The Good Natured has got a video - dark, weird but interesting to follow. Sometimes it reminds "Boy" so I suppose it's the same team that was responsible for this video. Here it is and it deserves to be a hit so much!

ARMIA feat. Dj Mendez - Let me be

Ukrainian girl band ARMIA has got a support of DJ Mendez for the new release "Let me be" which has turned to be almost classic sounding disco-track with electronic dance arrangement to keep it modern but still with warm disco-tune.
Video is all about girls sexy posing in jockeys' suites and Mendez in a role of Spanish macho mostly being a visual part of the project than musical.

Teaser: Mohombi - "In Your Head"

Remember I told you about one awesome Mohombi's leak with a chorus covering The Cranberries' biggest hit "Zombie"?
Now it's official new Mohombi's single "In Your Head", video will be premiered on December 2nd, here we get the first teaser and it sounds MASSIVE!

Youngblood - Blame It On You

Young blood of Melofifestivalen-2012 was presented today with a brand new boy band Youngblood built by Fredrik Kempe (man who stands behind some biggest schlager debutants of the latest years - Eric Saade and Måns Zelmerlöw), songwriter David Kreuger (Westlife, Il Divo, Backstreet Boys), Thomas Benstem (dancer and choreographer well-known to MF-fans) and EMI manager Robert Skowronski (also member of NEXX). So this time Swedish girls get 5 new idols in a bunch - Christer Sjølie af Geijerstam, Henric Flodin, Marcus Sjöstrand, Oskar Kongshöj, Simon Johansson and the first single and the video of the band "Blame It On You" are presented today. Debut single is written by Alexander Kronlund (who doesn't need presentation) and songwriters duo Quiz & Larossi (Kelly Clarkson, Alexandra Burke, The Pussycat Dolls) and as we can hear Youngblood sounds quite close to modern British boy bands, guys promise their song in the contest will be quite recognizable for those who heard previous Fredrik Kempe's schlagers though but refreshed and modern. You can check a big interview in Swedish with Youngblood here.

Marie Serneholt - Himlen i min famn

Though Marie Serneholt and Måns Zelmerlöw are not together anymore, they release Christmas singles almost at the same time.
When Måns has decided to release original track Marie has chosen classic Carola's hit "Himlen i min famn" and has made it as close to original version as possible. It has turned minimalistic, soulful, beautiful and like nothing you heard from Marie before. Very nice way to promote Marie before Melodifestivalen and good support to her common Christmas tour with Andreas Johnson and Elisabeth Andreassen

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Swedish stars in charity calendars for 2012

Taking part in shooting for charity calendars has become an amazing tradition among Swedish musicians.
Last year I told you about Caroline Roosmark's calendar. If you haven't heard about it - it's made for charity collecting some biggest Swedish celebritites who participate for free. This year all income will be aimed to help children living in families with the only one parent and low budget. We've got not so many pop-artists - it was only Sanna Nielsen, Ulrik Munther and Marie Fredriksson this year but their images have become as impressive as we use to see in Caroline's works. You can check calendar and order it here.
Alsoe you can find another great calendar with loads of well-known faces of pop-music (Eric Saade, Danny, Loreen, Sara Varga, The Moniker, Nicke Borg, Martin Rolinski, Adam Tensta, Lisa Miskovsky) helping two organizations - Friends (against bullying in schools) and Naturskyddsföreningen (ecology organisation) here. And don't miss some videos of making it.

Never enough of Avicii

You can always rely on Avicii in providing new party anthems and can always expect them to appear on the most diferent dancefloors around Europe very soon.
This week young DJ celebrates his highest entry in Swedish chart - "Levels" has his #1 hit in Sweden and now the second Top-10 hit after his recent success with "Fade Into Darkness" (which is currently on #15).
As another big highlight of this Avicii's year I should mention his 6th place in a list of best DJs of 2011 in British DJ Magazine won by David Guetta but Avicii has become the best from Swedish list getting higher than Swedish House Mafia, Dada Life and Alesso.
Here I'd like to share few new tracks - the first one made in collaboration with Avicii's manager ASH - "Enough Is Enough (Don't Give Up On Us)" (actual title of the track is ASH - "Enough Is Enough" (Ash & Avicii 'Hype Machine' Remix)) which is anthemic club-track with really epic growth and really infectious chorus and another track "Blessed" released under Avicii's alter-ego Tom Hangs - very nice tune moving from "My Feelings For You" to "Seek Bromance".

Sebastian - Sunday Morning

Sebastian Karlsson who was already giving some fresh sneak peeks of his upcoming new stuff this summer in Nyhetsmorgon has finally released brand new single "Sunday Morning".
Epic drums, heavy synth-sound and dramatic melody, new track has turned to be quite far from Sebastian's earlier presented Melodifestivalen-entry "No One Else Сould" and even further from all that pop-rock stuff he did before so it seems we've got a fresh trend of Swedish pop-artists wishing to radically change their direction trying dark electropop-sound with a slight taste of Robyn "Body Talk" period. You can also check very nice acoustic version of the song below.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Shirley's angels crying

Shirley Clamp is one amazingly entertaining schlager-lady filling every her single performance with loads of humour and light energy.
Few weeks ago she was participating in Doobidoo making Dee Demirbag in a company of Per Andersson (you may recognize him from this year's Melodifestivalen) in a role of E-Type. And that was really funny!

Christmas Liseberg

For all who was missing Lotta Engberg's show in Liseberg TV4 has started traditional series of four Christmas shows JulLotta på Liseberg featuring among others Sanna Nielsen, Roger Pontare, Ulrik Munther, Magnus Carlsson, Elisas, Jill Johnson and Magnus Uggla this time.
First episode was guested by Sanna, Ulrik and Roger, you can watch whole show here and below you can check Sanna performing beautiful ballad "Just Like That" written by Henrik Wikström and Kristian Lagerström from her latest album which sounded especially magic and touching in the context of show's Christmas atmosphere. Ulrik was great as always and crowd's scream in the end was confirming that he's gonna be one of the biggest favorites of Melodifestivalen-2012. Maybe competing with Lotta if she'll also be confirmed on Monday.

Stella Mwangi ft. Mohombi - Hula Hoop

Two hot Afro-Scandinavians melt the ice this winter with their collaboration "Hula Hoop" released on the latest album of Norwegian Stella Mwangi who has invited new Swedish international pop-wonder Mohombi to take part in recording this track.
I wrote about "Hula Hoop" earlier this year and now we've got a new dance video mostly concentrated on singing artists who are charismatic enough to make it quite enjoyable.

Pernilla Wahlgren - Holiday With You

Here we get a brand new Christmas tune from Pernilla Wahlgren!
"Holiday With You" is that classic cheesy Abbaesque tune that you heard thousand times but it's still brings as much joy as celebration of another Christmas in some nice company. And Pernilla is really good company when you need some happy schlager Christmas song.
Song will be included in a new compilation "Från Oss Alla Till Er Alla" to be released on Magnus Carlsson's label (track is actually written by Magnus) and containing loads of fresh and old beloved Christmas songs performed by Swedish artists.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Efter Tio: Magnus Carlsson, Pandora, Linda Sundblad, Velvet and Martin Rolinski

It's Friday night, I barely made it through this week...
I'd like to share with you guys selection of some nice acoustic performances from Efter Tio tv-show which I missed to mention but it feels like it's the right moment to relax and enjoy this beautiful mini-gig with some top Swedish pop-stars like Magnus Carlsson, Pandora, Linda Sundblad, Velvet and Martin Rolinski.


Mercedes and I - Wintersnow

Kids grow and turn from singing happy bubblegum pop to a dark melancholic electronic music.
Melodifestivalen-fans can remember Caroline Ljungström from girlsband Bubbles which participated twice in the contest - with "TKO (Knock You Out)" in 2003 and "Blow The Spot" in 2004. Band has managed to release three albums and loads of singles but singing in girlbands is not the best way to show what you're musically are so Caroline has recently started her own project Mercedes and I presenting pretty special stuff playing on the verge of indie but it's still pop, very stylish and atmospheric electronic pop with that right dose of authenticity not to fall into a category of commercial pop and to be taken seriously in Sweden these days.
Below you can check new Mercedes and I video "Wintersnow" and I really recommend you to listen to another Caroline's beautiful track "Ends With You" on her Myspace page.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Charity of Sarah Dawn Finer

Sarah Dawn Finer takes part already in the second charity company this autumn providing her grand vocal for release of the single to attract attention to human problems.
Few months ago Sarah has recorded the track "Song for the Forgotten" together with artists like LaGaylia, Patrik Isaksson, Carola and Daniel Lindström. Main goal of the release was to help people in Horn of Africa. And now she gets to another company. With Anna Sahlene, Afro-Dite's Gladys del Pilar and other artists they've come up for another single "One In A Million" to bring up the attention to St Clara church and problems of homeless people, volunteers of this church were always involved in this activity. Really nice soul-ballad with 90s sound and some amazing voices.

John de Sohn feat. Andreas Moe - Long Time

Andreas Moe has made a big breakthrough in collaboration with Avicii this year after he has received request to make a vocal line for the track which has turned to a big international club-hit "Fade Into Darkness" afterwards.
Right now Andreas works a lot as songwriter (being signed in UK) among others with Maria Marcus and Niclas Lundin and plans his solo EP.
In a recent interview to Being Blogged Andreas has told that he had a lot of new house-collaborations offers and here we have a new club-track featuring his vocal.
"Long Time" is upcoming single of Swedish DJ John de Sohn who's gonna release it in December and talking about the track - it really goes in a vein of "Fade Into Darkness" getting a bit more laidback, dreamy tune moving to an exploding chorus through a clapping pre-chorus part feels quite trendy and hit-smelling.

Måns Zelmerlöw - Kära Vinter

Grand surprise from Måns Zelmerlöw! Second year in a row Måns is going to release a new album with classic Christmas covers of his favorite songs and the brand new single "Kära Vinter" is written by him with Peter Nordahl och Moh Denebi, one of Måns' old collaborators.
Earlier I wrote about Måns' work on new album where he planned to keep on searching his own music image and half of the album in Oskar Linnros style he previously recorded but has decided not to release after Oskar's album. And "Kära Vinter" really has vibes of Oskar's stuff rather than sounding like classic Christmas track and it's quite far from "Christmas With Friends" swing but it's really warm atmospheric tune Swedish audience should enjoy listening on the radio in this period.
Though there's no official press-releases regarding new album you can already check the single below.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thomas Di Leva - Julens Stjärna

Thomas Di Leva and Christmas music, I never thought about how it should function together and if you'd ask me I couldn't even imagine.
Thomas is not that sort of artist you can guess what to expect from, sometimes getting too heavy with his music experiments to get excited for mainstream pop fans.
However new single of Thomas Di Leva "Julens Stjärna" has turned to be really charming piece of Christmas pop with Enigma's "Return To Innocence" heavy beat, catchy melody and lovely atmosphere.
All income from single's sales will go for charity helping homeless people.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Moniker - Who Wants To Die Alone

The Moniker has officially become a part of Melodifestivalen-2012 gang and next February he'll be competing with the song "I Want To Be Chris Isaak (This Is Just the Beginning)" that he has written himself. It's not gonna be easy to top the success he's got with his debut single "Oh My God!" becoming #3 at the last Melodifestivalen but Daniel's hoping for the best and here's his new (and I shoud say really awesome) video for another track from his debut album "Maktub" - "Who Wants To Die Alone".

New Molly Sandén's single "Spread A Little Light" is out!

Finally Molly Sandén's new single "Spread A Little Light" co-written with Aleena Gibson and Fredrik Thomander is released on iTunes and it's definitely the best thing I've heard from Molly since "Det Finaste Någon Kan Få"!
Comparing with live-version track in studio has become less rocky but not less strong, one of the great things about Molly is that live she can sound even better than on a record though I can't define what's better in this case.
"Spread A Little Light" bases on some classic power-ballads templates you could hear in X Factor final but it's pretty modern in Leona Lewis+Ryan Tedder way. It's the first Molly's single released on EMI and seems like the artist is waving goodbye to her schlageristic past. Next Monday we expect official announcement of Molly's participation in Melodifestivalen-2012 with the song "Why Am I Crying" and as it just like "Spread A Little Light" is written with Aleena Gibson it's all getting incredibly exciting for us!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Vanbot - Make Me Break Me (video)

Vanbot has become one of the most interesting electropop acts debuted this year in Swedish music. Earlier in March we told you about her first single "Make Me Break Me" that has immediately turn heads of international blogging pop-community to her eponymous album that hasn't taken too long but by some weird ocassions we've missed that awesome possibillity to stream it on soundcloud (that you can do right now below). Obviously we shoud compare this release with some stuff of Robyn and Tove Styrke like the most outstanding Swedish female electropop-artists lately but we can't. Vanbot stands apart from this ladies with her beautiful melodics and mesmerizing atmosphere but it's really qualitative stuff you need to check if you love those two like we do.
Today Vanbot has presented debut video for "Make Me Break Me" but we don't complain it has happened only now. Video has turned pretty creative and beautiful and was definitely worth waiting.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fanny Hamlin in Nyhetsmorgon

If you remember earlier in June I told you about Fanny Hamlin who has left Play to move to a darker electronic stuff that we were absolutely charmed by.
Today Fanny has appeared in Nyhetsmorgon to perform both of previosuly presented tracks "My Place Is Here" and "Water Against The Rocks" live and it sounded quite awesome! Though I never had a doubt Fanny can have any problems with live singing but it was really strong and confident.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Niklas Andersson feat. Charlotte Perrelli - How Am I Supposed to Live Without You

Niklas Anderson who's mostly known in Sweden by his multiple roles in musicals and also participated twice in Melodifestivalen - in 2002 (with the song "I Want You") and in 2004 (with the song "Tro på mig") releases new compilation of ballad covers "Feelings" featuring two grand ladies of Swedish schlager - Charlotte Perrelli and Shirley Clamp.
Niklas has recorded Laura Branigan's cover "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" with Charlotte updating it with massive orchestral sound and making it big and beautiful like a huge wedding cake. Maybe too sweet for you but still you can't deny it's beautiful!
The song is streaming here or you can play it right below.

New Sarah Dawn Finer's single "Is Anybody There" in studio

I've already told you about the newest Sarah Dawn Finer duo "Is Anybody There" with Samuel Ljungblahd premiered live in Nyhetsmorgon and promoting loads of new Christmas stuff to be delivered by Sarah this year.
Now the single was added to P4 radio playlist and below you can enjoy its full studio version.

Lyssna: Is Anybody There - Sarah Dawn Finer & Samuel Ljungblahd

Therése Neaimé - Today is a Holiday

Therése Neaimé is coming back with a new warm piece of Mediterranean festive pop - brand new single "Today is a Holiday" from just released album "Stronger" Therése presents first for her Eastern audience.
Lately Therése was mostly concentrated on her international career, recent release-party of the new album was held in Dubai and the video for "Today is a Holiday" made of videos sent by her fans from United Arab Emirates is expected to be presented in the end of November. But still Therése pleases all followers of her slighly Shakira-smelling, slightly Eurovision oriental music with recognizable signature of Swedish melodics. And we're also delighted by this lovely track!
You can also watch her performance at Dubai One channel here.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Peter Jöback - Släpp in mig

If you were following series of short videos presented before release of the new Peter Jöback's album "Livet, Kärleken och Döden – La Vie, L’Amour, La Mort" you've probably noticed one short video for the album's track "Släpp in mig", now it's out in full length.
Video looks as musical as this track sounds and it's a simple dance video featuring some really interesting artists you should know if you follow us - fantastic Shirley's angel Vera Prada, Man Meadow's Fredrik Olofsson and the guy behind Melodifestivalen performances since the last season - Rennie Mirro.
Peter begging Vera for a slap sounds pretty nasty... Sorry, I know it doesn't mean it in Swedish!

Linda Sundblad - Sakna Nåt Jag Aldrig Haft

Linda Sundblad teases with another fresh piece of her music - already fourth track from her new trend of electonic pop in Swedish "Sakna Nåt Jag Aldrig Haft" (after "Intim", "Trasig" and "Händerna På Täcket"). If we take "Lucky You" and "I'm A Star" it's almost whole album expected to be released and we hope it won't take too much!
Talking about "Sakna Nåt Jag Aldrig Haft" it's a bit more dancey than previous singles but very gentle and melodic screaming to get some tough remix and become a massive club track.

Emma Fällman: the real diamond of True Talent

First season of TV-show True Talent has finished with the victory of Dimitri Keiski - guy with a loud rock-voice honestly we couldn't fall for. Instead we've got a big tasty pack with another contestant I was mentioning before.
Emma Fällman was shining with completely every song she was singing on the show, what a look! What an attitude! What a great voice!!! It's getting more and more difficult for new Swedish artists to break through lately not playing indie or elecronic music but it will be a crime if this girl won't release anything poptastic while public interest is still warm.

Pandora - Head Up High

Though I told you about new Pandora's album "Head Up High" already in April it has taken a bit longer to get to Sweden and it will be released there on November 23rd.
But what I'd like to mention as Melodifestivalen-fan first of all is recent spicy revelation of Pandora about title track which was rejected from Melodifestivalen-2010.
"Head Up High" was written by Pandora with lately quite popular DJ Anders Nyman and the track is purest disco-joy, we don't have idea how long it could go in competition but as a track representing new Pandora's album it sounds pretty awesome though not reflecting common style of the album, as I said before it's pretty different but it's really enjoyable dance-album.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sarah Dawn Finer in Go'kväll

Oh, we're starting to notice Sarah Dawn Finer on Swedish TV a lot lately and it's not even Melodifestivalen time when she'll be one of the hosts so virtually schlager-fans will spend almost two months with this gorgeous lady.
Sarah currently promotes her upcoming Christmas tour and compilation with Malena Ernman so below you can check her performance in Go'kväll with two of her covers from Christmas album "Winterland".

Right when I've posted this I've found another fresh Sarah's performance with Prince's "Sometimes It Snows In April" from "Winterland" album as well that Sarah has brought to TV4's Efter Tio.


Monday, November 14, 2011

New mixes for Loreen and Linda Sundblad from Ali Payami

Let's make the beginning of a week more cheerful with new works from (probably already) dance-veteran of Swedish club-music Ali Payami who has come up with two fresh mixes for the latest singles of two faves of our blog - Linda Sundblad and Loreen.
Loreen was already working with Ali on "My Heart Is Refusing Me" and Linda on "Oh Father". Both mixes have become quite laidback and atmospheric, not what I can directly see being played on the dancefloor but both versions are really beautiful. Check!

Urban Cone - Freak

Universal-signed fresh band Urban Cone which has started earlier this year with the single "Urban Photograph" keeps doing its special sort of indie-pop on a new track "Freak" which also gets a video premiered today.
New song is quite darker comparing with previous one but it's still as melodic and relaxed vocals keep common magic and fragile beauty of Urban Cone's concept.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Alex Saidac: the girl who shines

Alex Saidac has become one of the most exciting pop-newcomers of 2011 whose debut single "We Shine" released by Alexander Bard's label SoFo Records was a huge explosion not only in the world of Swedish pop-fans but also a new big international breakthrough on the way from Sweden. "We Shine" has already entered Top-10 of Commercial Pop Club Chart in UK and label currently plans worldwide promotion in countries like USA, Australia and Japan. Few days ago I've got a possibility to talk with Alex who has turned to be incredibly charming and positive girl about her current active music year and plans for the next one.

Hi Alex. It's almost four months since "We Shine" was released in Sweden and video was premiered so what were you busy all this time since July?
I'm working on the album and soon I'm releasing my second single so I'm very excited and trying to get album together and to make the best of it. So I'm a lot in the studio working on my own stuff and writing for other artists as well.

Talking about common music concept of your album what it'll be more like? Mostly dance music or you're gonna explore different genres?
It's gonna be more pop-music with some hip-hop influences. "We Shine" is just a fragment of what I'm gonna do next so it's gonna be like electronic pop-music with my own influences. It sounds a bit weird but you're gonna understand it (laughing).

Ok, so you're gonna make perfect pop-music like you see it.
Yes, it's pop-music but it's not gonna be as much dance-music.

And talking about some release dates of your album? Do you already have some plans or are you gonna release another single and watch how it'll go?
I don't have release date for the album yet but I know it's gonna be released next year and right now we're just gonna release next single and then the third single... But then there's gonna be an album and it's gonna happen next year.

You said you use to be inspired by hip-hop artists a lot so are we gonna hear you rapping on your new songs?
Yeah, I rap on some of my stuff and the bits are kind of electronic pop, hip-hop. It's more pop than hip-hop but there are definitely influences from hip-hop.

From the beginning you've started working with Oscar Holter and Jakke Erixson. Do you work with them mostly? Or is there any other producers you work with?
No. I work with them, they are my favorite guys, they do a great job and they're like my brothers, we're like a family so I love working with them.

So talking about songwriting process you all work on your stuff together?
We write the songs together. Jakke and Oscar are producing and I write the melodies and the lyrics but I have a lot to say in production too I really tell them my opinion. I'm there through the whole process, everything from making the beat to finishing everything.

So maybe soon you'll be producing your songs yourself completely?
Haha. No, I don't think so but I'm always gonna write a lot of music

Returning for a while to how you were signed by Alexander Bard's label SoFo Records. Was it Alexander who has found you? Or you were sending demos?
No. It was really funny cause I was here as a songwriter for other artists so I was writing with Oscar and Jakke and people here in SoFo liked my stuff and it was like why aren't you an artist? It wasn't specifically Alexander who found me but he's very happy I'm here now.

So do you collaborate with him now on your stuff or he's like watching the result and approve?
He's watching the results and he's always very positive and one of my biggest supporters.

About your new label-mate Martin Rolinski. You've taken part recording vocals for his debut single "Blame It On A Decent Matter". Was it one-time collaboration or you work on his and your songs together? Or planning to work?
It's so funny cause I was in the studio and I was writing and then Oscar came in and asked me to put vocals on a demo-song and I was like sure. I don't know how it got out there that I was singing but I think people recognized my voice so people instantly knew it was me so it's how it got out. But it wasn't official feature or collaboration with Martin it was... just me in the studio (laughing).

Would be great if Martin helped you on your upcoming stuff also.
Yeah, totally.

Ok, you told you were working a lot for different artists so can you call some for your fans interested to find your credits on realeses for others?
I did some stuff in Japan. I had two songs there for Japanese artists, one is called "Beautiful Hangover" and another one is called "Crazy Love". But I wrote them 2 years ago and have evolved very much since that.

Lately I've found your credits on Necro Facility album that was pretty unexpected for me as guys play quite different music comparing with your own.
Yeah! Haha. I'm singing there too. That's me as a songwriter but all these things have nothing to do with me as an artist. I can sit down and write like a rap-song and next second I can write a ballad but it has nothing to do with me as an artist, this is something I do as a songwriter so it's really important to separate those two.

And talking about another collaboration you were involved in. This summer Benny Benassi has released a new track "Put It On Me" with Pitbull. All over the web you were mentioned as featured artist but I haven't found any official information and vocal sounded a bit different from "We Shine", so was it you?
Yes, it's me singing but it's not official. I know that there is another version on the Benny Benassi album, they wanted somebody to sing a chorus so they asked me to do it and it has leaked. You know, Internet is crazy. So I'm not sure that it's gonna be a single or anything but yes i did a collaboration with them.

But it would be realy cool if your version was released, Pitbull gets so much attention nowadays.
Yeah, I love Pitbull, it would be really cool.

Coming back to your own songs. Currently you work both on promoting "We Shine" internationally and in UK. Are there any live promo-gigs in UK and Sweden on horizon this year?
Yes, I'm gonna start doing promotion gigs, we're going with my dancers and DJs and we do the whole act in different clubs and places. We're starting now, we're rehearsing a lot and I have really great dancers, I'm dancing myself and singing at the same time. Really looking forward to promotion gigs.

Ok, I asked because I just didn't notice you were touring after "We Shine" at all...
No, because right now we're waiting for the second single to come out and then I'm gonna make more gigs.

You have just released EP with mixes from elite of Swedish music - Niclas Kings and SondFactory in Sweden. Are there also gonna be any international promo-packs of mixes with loads of other club names like it usually happens when artists promote their singles in Europe?
I think we have a lot of remixers from England already so there are gonna be more remixes with really cool British DJs and producers.

Coming back to your next single in Sweden. So you're gonna release it very soon?
Yes! The single is called "Stay In This Moment".

Is it that song from that video you've presented in April?
No-no-no, that's another one.

Can you tell about it a bit? Is it gonna be as dancey as "We Shine" or different?
It's a pop, it's a pure pop. Electro-track and it's very fun song that makes you wanna go up and dance and it has a message. Basically what I want to do with a next single is to make a transition from "We Shine" to the third single so the second one is going to move from this dance club sound to a bit more poppy and the third single is going to be much more poppy!

And do you already have some release dates for it?
No. But Oscar is right now finishing the last touches in the studio so it's a matter of a couple of weeks.

"We Shine" has turned to be a really interesting pop-video with loads of nice ideas and huge gang of dancers. Is your video for the next single gonna go the same road?
I'm definitely gonna have a lot of dancers and the choreography is going to be amazing. It's going to have elements from "We Shine" but is not going to be as dark, "We Shine" is in the club and in the nighttime so next video is going to be the same but probably... during the day time (laughing).

Currently Alexander is getting big with Gravitonas in Russia. Does he also plans to try promoting you there? I imagine "We Shine" being very welcome on some Russian radio stations.
I know that Universal Russia really likes my stuff and they're really thrilled to release it over there so I know that it's going to be released in Russia for sure.

So maybe you'll even make some tour coming here?
I hope so, I really hope so. I would love to tour in Russia.

Thanks so much for the interview and loads of luck with your next single.
Take care and thanks for the interview. Bye!