It’s like they were reading my mind. I’ve been googling all day trying to find a Halloween song by a band from Sweden. Then I look on Facebook and bam! Stranded Mermaid wins the Blog Saver Award of the Day with their hauntingly beautiful song “Halloween.” Trick of Treat my loves!
With Halloween being tomorrow, I felt that this would be a proper throwback to a 2008 when my brother, two of our good friends and I dressed up as ABBA. The sadness I have been displaying as of Monday is over. It’s time to dance and it’s time to party. Bring on the weekend! So I’m posting my all time favorite ABBA song and singing and dancing in my chair as I type this. I can’t wait to sing this at the ABBA museum when I get to Sweden in March!
Today we are going to do what I will now call Wandering Wednesday, and we are going to mosey on over to a little town in England called Sheffield and listen to some Jarvis Cocker. I dedicate this to all the lovely ladies and gay men in my life. Don’t ever be scared to stand up for yourself, your wants and your needs. Thanks Jarvis for singing to all of our souls.
Sometimes the original band is not the version that touches you or makes your heart feel something. The two songs below are perfect examples of that. Covers of two songs that I love but gave me a different emotional attachment when sung by Swedes.
First up, Moto Boy’s cover of Suede’s “The 2 of Us.” Sung beautifully and not void of the perfect amount of emotional heartache of the original. I don’t think anyone else could cover this song any better.
Second up, what would a week of healing music be without me featuring Lykke Li song. Here is her cover, which I may be hit for saying I like more than the original. A song about getting over someone and moving on.
Sometimes I just have to feature some classic pop music. Zara Larsson’s rooftop is a perfect example of what Pop music is and should be. Some silly lyrics about a barbecue included. I can appreciate the fun aspect of this song.
I remember when I first heard Stranded Mermaid a few months ago, I wanted to hear more. Last week they released a new song that I immediately liked from first listen. Folky pop with a banjo gives you visions of stumbling upon a party at a cabin in the woods where a bunch of woodland fairies are dancing and frolicking around. Enjoy!
I have had the chorus of this song in my head since I heard it. Luna Green tickles our ears with a sweet voice and catchy poppy tunes. Enjoy!
Let’s stick with the “friend in song title” theme. Grappell recently released their EP “Friends” on October 8. Like other Swedish bands, they don’t disappoint. Striking, beautiful vocals and simplistic melodies they leave me wanting more!
Released last week, melodic Feivel presents us with a simple beautiful video for her song “Friend.” Led by Elin Hörberg of Skilla, Feivel presents us with airy and dreamy indie pop to whisk us off into a day dream of friendship and love.
A little dreamy, a little poppy and a little dancey. Trädet is bring back electro pop Friday to slowly yet steadily move you into the weekend.