Saturday, January 20, 2007

My mind says I'm a fool

I don't think I've mentioned it here yet, but I think Bosson's "You" was one of the absolute best songs of last year; if you don't have it, definitely go get it from Catchy Tunes of Sweden. Since "You" came out last summer, I've been waiting for news of an album, but I haven't heard anything yet. Apparently his newest single, "What If I," has been on radios since November, but I only now found out about it (can it really have been two months since I last checked his website?). As for Bosson himself, he's probably best known--at least in the U.S.--for his song "One In A Million," which was featured in the movie Miss Congeniality.

What If I--the sound quality here sounds subpar to me; sorry for that! This doesn't really have anything on "You," but, then again, that'd be pretty difficult to do. Also unlike "You," it's a ballad. Bosson's voice, distinctive as always (and we get some "ohh-ohh-ohh"s!), is accompanied by this big sweeping backdrop of music. It's without doubt pop (it's Bosson--would you expect anything else?), and possibly even poppy pop, but it's also dramatic.

While we're on the topic of Sweden, Erik Segerstedt (runner-up in this year's Idol contest), after releasing his first single, a cover of Bryan Rice's "Can't Say I'm Sorry" (from the clip of it, I still definitely prefer Bryan's version), is going to release his album, A Different Shade, on February 21.

To buy Bosson's single "What If I," go here (physical); it's backed with "You," so I'll probably be buying it soon--it's a great combination.

Next up: hopefully some of those songs from Denmark.

5 comments:

Paul said...

i didn't know this was what bosson looked like! Ew! Anyway, i do know that bosson song one in a million and absolutely loved it. great tune. pass it on to pacific avenue me feels.

J'ason D'luv said...

Meanwhile, remember when Bosson looked like this? That's the cover of "We Live," his single from '99 that was almost a hit here in the States. When I moved to L.A., he was all over the KISS-FM, the Top 40 station here... I remember him even being in the studio once getting interviewed. I have a feeling Paul will think he looks much cuter there...

Poster Girl said...

I almost did use an older picture of him, but I thought that would be a little deceptive of me--I think you're right, J'ason. Really? I didn't know that about "We Live"!

kevin said...

Bosson is preparing his new album for about 2 years now... Hope it's going to be good!

Poster Girl said...

Wow, has it really been two years? Given how amazing "You" is, it's got to be good, right? I really hope so, too!