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Happy New Year!

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.)

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Justin Timberlake live on Ellen

Mirrors is the most perfect song I’ve heard on the radio in years. Seriously. I personally think that really good radio hits are rare nowadays, but this one is… addictive. There’s just something about it that mesmerizes me. The layers of Justin’s voice. The whole production, I guess. Seeing this performance Justin did on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, with the live band, makes me really wanna see him live. If he brings that band. Buy Mirrors on iTunes (or buy a physical copy of JT’s album) and put some nice headphones on to appreciate it fully.

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