Friday, July 15, 2011
I haven't told you about some last MF-rejects for ages. Since SVT has stopped publishing Top-100 entries lists it has turned difficult to speculate finding some equal songs titles on new Swedish pop-albums. But thanx God some artists and songwriters reveal information and sometimes even songs which were not accepted and it's a positive step to promotion the stuff in our opinion. Much better than leaving track on a shelf when you can find the audience realizing SVT was wrong rejecting it and falling for it while last MF's spirit is still warm.
Today I'd like to tell you about MF on the wait candidate Erika Selin (we all know she'll be there sooner or later, right?).
Lionheart's Marcus Persson (CC&Lee, Zekes, Drifters, Donnez, Baby Alice and mixes for Måns Zelmerlöw and Basshunter), Robbin "Raaban" Söderlund and Irini Michas ("I'm in Love", "Alla", "La noche es para mí") have written a song "Rise" for this year's Melodifestivalen. It was performed by Erika Selin. Unfortunately song wasn't accepted but Markus has published the track and you can listen to it now.
"Rise" is emotional massive r'n'b ballad sort of Linda Pritchard's "Glorious" (that was rejected one year before by the way) performed with all the power and beauty of Erika's fantastic voice. If Ryan Tedder was from Sweden his songs would sound like this. We love it, promise you will also!