Tuesday, January 22, 2013
While waiting for the new album Da Buzz keeps presenting some exciting fresh stuff and here's the another song premiered today "Touch My Soul" and no, it's not a dance track. At least in a way we can expect from Da Buzz. It's much more electropop with a big beat and anthemic dance tune, you know this band can do some glorious ones.
Monday, January 21, 2013
When have we seen Carola on TV last time? Singer has temporarily slowed down working tempo giving more time to her adopted daughter Zoe. But due to rumours we're gonna have Carola back to pop-career next year and SVT wants to have her involved in Melodifestivalen and/or Eurovision somehow. But while it's unclear Carola has visited today's cinematographic Guldbaggen awards to amaze the audience with her decollete while handing over awards and to perform Barbra Streisand's "The Way We Were" (in another dress) in a memory of famous Swedish people working in cinematographic industry and gone in 2012.
Zara Larsson finally releases her debut EP "Introducing" and since release of the first single "Uncover" interest to Zara has gone from zero to some highest heights not only in Sweden but she's got a pretty huge attention across Scandinavia. While both "Uncover" (which since December has got around 1,5 million youtube views) and EP have become #1 on iTunes in Sweden, the single and EP have entered Top-100 of Finland and Norway.
My comparison of Zara with Rihanna wasn't in vain. Mostly it's connected with Zara's strong, hard but at the same time emotional voice which is difficult to associate with anyone else. But as well "Introducing" mostly explores successful formulas of Rihanna's trends. And it's still the songs Rihanna could release today! But as it's getting harder in modern Sweden to succeed working in mainstream pop-genres breaking through cases deserve attention especially.
Except big dance Guettaesque "When Worlds Collide" EP has also included nice hip-hop experiment "Under My Shades", gorgeous dance-killer "It's A Wrap" and heavy electropop "In Love With Myself". EP sounds like a half of what could be Sweden's top-album of 2013 and I do hope soon we'll have another half!
You can listen to radio-premiere of "In Love With Myself" skipping at 10.10.
Though Darin's new album "Exit" expectation of which is getting warmed up by new presented snippets is gonna be released just in a week here we can check his brand new single for Germany "So Yours" which surprisingly wasn't included in announced album tracklisting but anyway is a very nice turn of Darin's music direction.
"So Yours" moves in a vein of Disney's boyband-soundtrack, Jedward, One Direction... there are many who could adopt this track but it was Darin and we'll see how good it will go for him in this genre.
Also don't miss snippets of few other tracks from "Exit" - "Check You Out" and "Same Old Song".
Sunday, January 20, 2013
One of the biggest Swedish music radio-awards P3 Guld 2013 was held yesterday constantly including some original performances of popular artists.
This year Linnea Henriksson has become the artist of the year and Icona Pop have made a song of the year "I Love It", Norlie & KKV have become newcomers of the year (you can check full list here) and all of them presented their hits live (Norlie & KKV were in with the new single). Loreen and Alina Devecerski as big breakthroughs of 2012 have already given quite atmospheric nice performance so you shouldn't miss them!
Saturday, January 19, 2013
In the pack of the second single "Sannignen" from Petra Marklund's platinum album "Inferno" we've got not only the video presented few days ago but EP with remixes from Alaa and Punchy.
While Alaa has delivered clubbier dance-sound, Punchy remix has got a juicy electronic production. You can check both of them below.
Recently I told you about Miriam Bryant's new single brilliant single "Push Play" and today Miriam has visited Nyhetsmorgon to perform it along with previous single "Finders Keepers". Miriam's live performances are not any less enjoyable than studio records so it's really worth checking!
Friday, January 18, 2013
Andreas Moe holds the path of beautiful acoustic pop releasing new EP "This Year" today and premiering video for the title track.
Just like three other tracks (you can get a sneak peek of them on Andreas' soundcloud) this is calm, intimate track based mostly on vocal and acoustic guitar which is quite enough for listener to get into a magic atmosphere of Andreas' music.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Today Darin presents new single "Playing With Fire" and it's definitely gonna be a center of attention after a buzz the artist has made in the latest season of Så mycket bättre.
The song is a nice surprise for all fans of "Flashback" album as it sounds like that RedOne stuff properly updated and moving to its own dance-area with a growing heavy electronice dance-verse turning to repetitive catchy chorus. Very radio-friendly track and nice sneak peek of the album "Exit" which is out already on January 30th.
Not only Erik Segerstedt makes promotion of solo-stuff few weeks before Melodifestivalen, his partner in crime Tone Damli who have recently released fresh single "Smash" tries to push it in Sweden.
Lately she was in VAKNA! radio-show doing a very nice acoustic version of the song and it sounded quite beautiful and touching. You can enjoy this performance below.
Quite expectedly "Sanningen" has become the next Petra Marklund's single succeeding very well after "Händerna mot himlen".
Big dramatic electro-ballad has got a video premiered today on Aftonbladet's site and this is probably Petra's darkest video ever. Song was written by Jocke Berg and in a pack with this video you can feel Kent's atmosphere even better.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Annual sport awards Idrottsgalan-2013 has gathered some actual artists as it happens every year and this time among event's guests you could see Eric Saade performing his newest single "Marching (In The Name Of Love)" with a big drummers band, Petra Marklund flying under the roof of Globen while performing her hit "Händerna mot himlen" and Sarah Dawn Finer doing very touching performance of "Med Dig Vid Min Sida" in a memory of passing sportsmen.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Today Erik Segerstedt presents video for his new single "Meaning" which has turned to be Gavin DeGraw's cover anyway sounding too different from original. As the song the video is quite dark and minimalistic but has a nice atmosphere.
State of Drama are this year's newcomers who have appeared in schlager-land out of nowhere but I have a feeling this band can go pretty far even being in a semifinal of death (with Eddie Razaz, Amanda Fondell, Janet Leon and many other utterly dangerous competitors).
Today I've got something for this feeling to get a bit stronger. Track "Go" was published this summer on Soundcloud-channel of the band and it's an epic pop-rock song with a massive boyband-smelling chorus almost blowing you away by its expression. You should also check another band's track "Are We Still Ok" I was writing about before and this cut of band's songs (including "Can't Find You Anywhere") which I believe will be released on the album "Fighter" to be out soon.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Dada Life's album has become a bright and long-awaited release in Swedish club music last year including some more tracks screaming to become new singles and the one screaming louder was "So Young So High" that I was writing about before.
The single has now got the video of not so young but definitely high energy wild party that you can enjoy right here right now!
Three years have passed since Jessica Andersson's debut album "Wake Up" release which hasn't turned schlager-disco as many MF-fans hoped and it seems like the second album which is planned to be out this Spring is going to surprise as well.
Recently Jessica have presented brand new song "Ge Inte Upp" which is going to be on the album live in Bingolotto and it has become a nice schlager pop-rock, something suiting old Linda Bengtzing's albums but this pack is milder, more dramatic and quite promising.
Oh my God! Da Buzz has premiered the first video for eternity, it's made for band's latest grand single "Tomorrow", quite dark and minimilastic but Annika is looking great, sounding great and the song is one of the most poptastic singles of 2012 so enjoy it below!
Friday, January 11, 2013
Completely unexpected but truly wonderful surprise from Erik Segerstedt. As you know in a few weeks Erik participates in Melodifestivalen with Tone Damli but already now he starts promotion with a new song and no - it's not another duo with Tone.
New Erik's single "Meaning" sounds basically like nothing he released before. It's dark piano-based minimalistic ballad with a heavily filtered vocals making the whole concept close to Imogen Heap's one. Definitely one of the most beautiful tracks recorded by Erik!
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Miriam Bryant releases her brand new single "Push Play" which is already premiered on the radio and you can listen to it below skipping at 5.25.
Before listening to the song you should forget all Miriam's stuff you heard before. While intro brings you slight Adelesque vibes of "Finders, Keepers" track grows with small keys and marching drums to a magnificent electronic pop-anthem with loads of strings and powerful beat. Truly brilliant follow-up that shows completely different side of Miriam but makes her another big hope of new music year.
Anton Ewald is busy rehearsing his Melodifestivalen performance that's gonna happen very soon. Anton will present his debut single "Begging" written by Fredrik Kempe and Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad on February 9th and if you follow him on Twitter you should already know that he brings two old schlager-colleagues Daniel Koivunen and Robin Haghi on the stage. But while waiting for performance you can enjoy his new acoustic cover of Childish Gambino's song "Break (All Of The Lights)" and this another quite worthy one!
Zara Larsson's upcoming "Introducing" EP is getting a bit more exciting when she delivers another sneak peek from it - teaser of another track "When Worlds Collide" and unlike the ballad "Uncover" this is a grand dance track starting from guitar riffs growing with a heavy beat to a massive electronic bass stomper. EP to be on January 21 will include 3 more tracks and I'm sure young Swedish Rihanna is packed with some very special stuff to look forward!