Canada does it again, using a bit of help from Sweden, with THE WEEKND’s new single ‘Blinding Lights’ owing more than a small debt to the supreme Nordic synthpop of A-HA and in particular ‘Take On Me’.
Noted for his dark wave R 'n' B and already a veteran of three albums, THE WEEKND is the musical vehicle of Abel Makkonen Tesfaye. ‘Blinding Lights’ sees THE WEEKND working with noted Swedish pop supremo Max Martin. Continue Reading ›
It would be fair to say that Swedish trio DAYBEHAVIOR take their time when it comes to making records. Although their debut album ‘:Adored’ came out in 1996, a follow-up 'Have You Ever Touched a Dream?' didn’t emerge until 2003.
With a range of tempo variation contained within, ‘Based On A True Story’ is the undoubtedly the best album of DAYBEHAVIOR’s long if sporadic career. A collection of quality Scandipop, ‘Based On A True Story’ has been worth the wait Continue Reading ›
Swedish synth trio DAYBEHAVIOR finally follow-up their previous single ‘Change’ with the airy moods of ‘There’s Nothing Else’.
From Carl Hammar, Tommy Arell and Paulinda Crescentini’s long awaited fourth album ‘Based on a true story’, the Nordic melancholy of ‘There’s Nothing Else’ at times, ventures into A-HA territory. However, this is offset by Crescentini’s coolly alluring Nouvelle Vague vocals. Continue Reading ›
Ever bought an album on the strength of a single, only to find that “this is not the single I am looking for”?? As long as there has been a music business, artists and producers have been forever tinkering with their work.
Restricted to one single per artist and presented in chronological and then alphabetical order, here are The Electricity Club’s 25 Single Versions That Are Better Than The Album Versions… Continue Reading ›
As the old adage goes, “misery loves company…” and it cannot be denied that some huge selling albums have been written following dark times in an artist’s life.
So what happens when things start to become a bit peachy? The royalties come rolling in, your singer starts dating a celebrity boy/girlfriend and you pay off your mortgage? Do you still continue to write about the dark feelings and circumstances that initially gave you fame and fortune? Continue Reading ›