Thursday, December 15, 2011
Sonja Aldén is one of the biggest and the most long-awaited names coming back to Melodifestivalen this year. After she has taken part in 2007 with ballad "För att du finns" singer has become a huge Sweden's sweetheart making some big hits on local radio and releasing two successful albums (4 top-10 albums if we count her Christmas compilations with Sanna Nielsen and Shirley Clamp).
After giving birth to her first child and letting her friends Sanna and Shirley take previous season of Melodifestivalen with schlager-storm Sonja has started working on her new album and has got an entry in the next season, on February 11th she'll perform "I Din Himmel" written by Bobby Ljunggren and Peter Boström in the second semifinal.
Right now artist presents brand new single "Närmre" co-written with Bobby Ljunggren and Henrik Wikström which already has got premiere on the radio and it's not calm thoughtful ballad if you expected it by her latest singles, surprisingly it's very summerish (rather than directly Christmas-smelling) light song with all Sonja's vocal sensuality and fragility and life-asserting tempo of half-acoustic arrangement being constant part of artist's common concept.
You can listen to "Närmre" below skipping at 3.21.