Saturday, March 24, 2007

You say that, don't you know, you'll be as big as J.Lo

Be prepared for a lot of Swedish music from Fame Factory contestants in the upcoming weeks, as I've just got some of the Fame Factory compilation albums, as well as some albums by some contestants themselves. Today's singer was on the fourth series of the TV show, the one which Sandra Oxenryd (who represented Estonia at last year's Eurovision) won. I've seen her name spelled bunches of different ways, but I'm pretty sure the way she's spelling it now is Mikeyla. From the bits and pieces I've heard of her music, a lot of it is too rocky for me, but she still has some songs with more of a pop influence, and those ones are really catchy--they should probably appeal to anyone who likes, say, the Veronicas or Marion Raven, and possibly even people who don't.

Young And Stupid--the video for this song, though I'm not a huge fan of it, makes me think of something Pink might do on a lower budget (a bit like the "Stupid Girls" video, if it was about the music industry). It's got a bridge and chorus that demand to be shouted along with, though the singing itself isn't (just) shouting--it's hooky and has a melody, and, though the song is driven by loads of guitar riffs, they never overwhelm the basic melody of the song. There are a couple points where you feel like "Young And Stupid" is ripping off other songs, but that doesn't really hinder your enjoyment too much--you should be too caught up in jumping around the room to think about it. Beware, though; there's a good chance this song will be stuck in your head for hours.

To buy Mikeyla's debut album Something Like That, go here (physical).

Next up: possibly that French song, but more likely another Fame Factory contestant who's gone on to compete in Melodifestivalen.

4 comments:

J'ason D'luv said...

Just curious, were/are you a Veronicas fan? This is the first I"ve seen you mention them... Their album was okay for a first album, but hopefully the step it up a notch for their next album. Anyway, sorry for going off-topic...

And, yeah, I've got my trench dug and my mortar gun ready over at mine ;-)

Poster Girl said...

I thought their first three singles were excellent, and there were a few other songs on the album I also thought were high-quality, but there were also songs that didn't live up to that quality; it's not the sort of album that I feel compelled to load up on my iPod in its entirety--I love the sound of their voices together, though! And, no, off-topic can be good!

J'ason D'luv said...

Yeah, you could tell the singles were written to be singles, and the majority of the rest -- with one or two excpetions (uh, none are coming to mind) -- was filler.

HotstuffFiles said...

I have to say that actually, their whole album is fucking amazing. While it could be said that some of the tracks like 'Nobody Wins' or 'Secret' are a bit duller than the highlights of '4ever' and 'When It All Falls Apart', which oddly I have a ton of promos for, all of the tracks do have their brilliance. And just like you PPG, I have their whole album on my iPod too...

...also, I should say that this girl is amazing (post on HF), and that as you namechecked Marion Raven, you might just like The Dollyrots if you haven't heard anything from them. Yet.