Lately, it’s been impossible for my head to get rid of Girls by Beatrice Eli. What’s that called again, an earworm? Decide for yourself if this song could be a future worm for your ears, too:
Category Archives: electropop
Photo: Viktor Fremling.
A little over a week ago, I went to see kent. kent is Sweden’s biggest rock band. Today I won’t be writing about them, though, but one of the concert’s supporting acts. I had heard her songs on the radio before seeing her live, but it wasn’t until now that I really listened to her music and realized she is really good. Her name is Tove Lo and her music is some sort of melancholic indie pop. Amazing, however. Check it out for yourself:
Tove Lo currently has 121 794 listeners on Last.fm.
New Year’s Eve. Already. A lot has changed this year. I finally graduated from the university (became a teacher), I moved to Stockholm. A whole calendar year (January – December) without ever seeing or talking to my mum passed. It still feels surreal. The whole thing. Death. A couple of days after Christmas when me and my girldfriend were in the car with dad, we drove by a car accident. While in the queue, waiting to drive past the accident scene, I think we counted to eight ambulances arriving to help those in need. When we reached the cars and people that were involved we saw things that are stuck in my head since then. Destroyed cars. At least five people lying on the ground covered in blankets (it was hard to tell if they were dead or alive). Some people hugging each other. Cops. Ambulance staff. Blinking blue lights.
Life is so fragile. Exactly how fragile is, I believe, impossible to fully understand.
I’m not going to list my favorite music from 2013 or anything like that. I just don’t find making lists like that very pleasing at all. But there are three songs that have been very popular on the radio here in Sweden (a few of them surely also in other countries) that I will keep listening to for a long time. These three songs are just fabulous, in my opinion.
Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share
Seinabo Sey – Younger
(Haven’t heard of this one? You have to listen to it! Probably the best Swedish song right now.)
I love it when I hear this song on the radio. They play it a lot right now. It’s a song that makes me feel good, and the video is pretty nice, too.
CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share
CHVRCHES currently have 35 753 listeners on Last.fm.
A while ago I was doing the dishes and listening to the radio, and a live performance came on. It was a girl called Miriam Bryant, a name I had never heard of before. She started her set with this song (this video is from a difference performance, though):
… and as I stood there doing the dishes, I found myself really enjoying this music. Her voice is so intense. Some people mention Adele’s voice when talking about and to Miriam Bryant, and I can see why. Miriam’s voice has more of a rock touch to it, though. In my opinion.
About a day later, I heard Miriam’s song Push Play on the radio, and I realized I had heard her many times before. That song is played on the radio quite often right now. However, now that I had first got a chance to appreciate Raised in Rain, it was as if I could listen to Push Play in a new way. I really, really like that song too, now. Push Play has a more electronic, upbeat sound than Raised in Rain. Same goes with Miriam’s biggest hit so far: Finders, Keepers. With that said, I wouldn’t recommend anyone to press play on a Miriam Bryant song expecting to hear the Adele kind of music. That would just be disappointing, because the genres are totally different.
So, what does Miriam sound like? Well, check her out on YouTube or Spotify. She seems to have her roots in soul, but the music you’ll hear is more like electronic pop. Here’s her song Push Play, quite popular in Sweden right now (and maybe in other countries, too?):
Miriam Bryant currently has 4 739 listeners on Last.fm.