Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Brand new David Lindgren's album "Ignite The Beat" is out next week! Though we've already heard 5 songs on previously digitally released EP the album will give us 4 more tracks (+ intro). New songs have some amazing teams behind - it's Thomas G:son/Peter Boström's collaboration "Breakaway", Robin Stjernberg's "You" songwriters meeting Fernando Fuentes and Anton Malmberg Hård Af Segerstad and also two songs co-written by Darin. Today we can check one of Darin's tracks - "Move That Thing", the song was co-written by Tony Nilsson and basically you can feel Tony very well - the track is quite Nilsson's modern disco-pop with a big beat, high energy and tasty production. You can already hear Darin doing backing vocals which is always a good bonus.
Zara Larsson has become a latest pop-sensation of Sweden, 4 of 5 songs from her debut EP has charted and the first single "Uncover" has gone platinum (official video on youtube has also gathered 3 million views). New EP is going to be released soon and here's the first sneak peek of it - new track "She´s Not Me (Pt.1)" which is in the way of "Uncover" is quite minimalistic not overproduced ballad where Zara's voice and beautiful tune are main things supposed to work and they actually work!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Linda Pritchard who has released her debut album 2 years ago was constantly in the spot but basically her "Wicked Game" cover and "Little Christmas Tree" were the only treatments we got from her.
Today Linda has presented a piece of the new song which is gonna be release on her upcoming album and what a nice surprise it has turned to be! "Be Like You" is a grand electronic reincarnation of Linda we knew before, wonderfully produced track grows from an epic ballad intro to a big dubstep-inspired (but not directly dubstep, it's more original and poptastic step aside) chorus with a high energy and loud vocals. Skip at 18.50 and enjoy!
Monday, March 11, 2013
This year's Melodifestivalen final has turned to complete male and mostly rock dominance. All female schlager-(or ok, pop)power was left in semifinals and Carola has become the only saviour to fix it. She has definitely become a queen of the night with a dance-version of "Främling", the hit her grand career has started with 30 years ago at Melodifestivalen. Surely the pack wasn't intended to smash world dancefloors, just to schlageristicaly bomb the event and it has become a big highlight with an epic sing-along final part with arena. The track is also released as a single, let's enjoy it once again.
Nine years have passed since Agnetha Fältskog's latest album "My Colouring Book" and now legendary lady comes back with a new album recorded with support of Jörgen Elofsson. The first single "When You Really Loved Someone" has got video premiere today and what should we say about it?
It's a modern ballad with a bit tired country mood but properly contemporary sound, at least comparing with Agnetha's previous music. It's very Jörgen and quite beautiful, proper comeback for new Agnetha.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The biggest comeback of Melodifestivalen-2013 - Army Of Lovers reunion hasn't ended up with a proper success, the band hasn't qualified to the final with their new single "Rockin' The Ride" but expectedly has made a lot of buzz in media finally replacing La Camilla with Dominika and announcing release of new compillation "The Big Battle of Egos".
Except old hits and "Rockin' The Ride" compillation will include covers of Malena Ernman's "Tragedy", BWO's "Love Came Crashing Down" (as "Crashing Down") and the next single "Signed On My Tattoo" featuring Gravitonas.
Right now band is still active with promoting the first single and Alexander Bard expectedly supports new release with a bunch of mixes from Soundfactory, NORD and Madax that you can check here.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Though Loreen has cancelled her long-awaited "My Heart Is Refusing Me" we get already the second new video and this time it's for her beautiful collaboration with Kleerup "Requiem Solution". It's another dark and amospheric video breathing a bit with Kleerup's previous work with Titiyo but still the song feels so naturally Loreen and would definitely be a nice bonus on singer's own debut album.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Though winning Melodifestivalen from the first semifinal looked possible only for such a monster hit like "Euphoria" unexpected flops of the most of possible favorites have made Yohio the biggest favorite of the final - by odds, polls and he also does very well on iTunes.
The final has become a very tight competition of pop-guys and even with glam-rock song Yohio is going to play on the same field and results will be hardly predictible. But today the main favorite of Melodifestivalen makes a new promo-step presenting video for his melloentry "Heartbreak Hotel".