I discovered Swedish songstress Frida Hyvonen thanks to the Festive ‘Spill in 2009, and have been just-this-side-of-a-restraining-order obsessed since. She’s finally back after a long hiatus with an unlikely 80s-disco sound (wait! come back!). This is disco where hunters are shooting at bears in the forest in the dark depths of a Scandinavian winter. It’s really rather wonderful. Probably not to all tastes, but I defy you not to be singing along by the end.
The new album was out in Scandinavia last week, but doesn’t seem to have a UK release date yet, even digitally. Grrr. So I’ll just post one old song instead:
I’m off on holiday tomorrow – catching a ferry from Harwich to Esbjerg in Denmark, then driving up to a cabin on a lake about an hour east of Gothenburg. So just wanted to say goodbye, and I’ll be back here in a couple of weeks. Unless our cabin has broadband, in which case I’ll see you in a few days.
I thought I’d leave you with some more Swedish music, much of it courtesy of the wonderful Labrador Records – “Sweden’s and the world’s finest purveryor of pop music”. (You can download a huge number of free mp3s here – thanks to Shane for the introduction).