Thursday, June 14, 2007

I feel invincible

Swedish girl group Caracola aren't new; they've already released an album and had several singles that peaked fairly highly--suprisingly highly, from my perspective, though it's nice that they did. However, it's with their most recent single that they've switched over to English and might have a chance at winning over some more fans, even if only in blog world.

Mango Nights--for little bit, I ignored this song; it sounded maybe too dancey-trancey for me. As soon as I heard the full decent audio quality version, though, I loved it--well, that might be a little too strong, but this song is a lot of fun. It's perfect for summer, but, while some of the other "summer songs" I've mentioned feel designed for lazing around on the beach or sunny roadtrips, this is definitely--as you might expect, given the title--a song for the night. Glitzy and danceable, "Mango Nights" may have a title that seems to have little logical sense beyond being designed to make you think of tropical locales and clubs, but its upbeat catchiness should be enough to win you over.

To buy Caracola's single "Mango Nights," go here (physical) or here (digital). It's also worth noting that their earlier work, in addition to being on Klicktrack, is available in iTunes wherever you live.

Speaking of Swedish groups, the Schlagerboys have pointed out Barbados's new single, "Tid att gå vidare," which is a great dansband/schlager (I'm still not really able to tell the two genres apart usually, though I'm sure it's pretty obvious to anyone who's spent a decent amount of time listening to the two) song that happens to available for purchase on the UK iTunes.

Next up: maybe a Swedish singer. Or Spanish one. Or Russian one.


Adem IAR said...

Oooh! I too have been appreciating the loveliness of "Tid att gå Vidare." It's been playing on a steady-repeat for the past few hours actually.

Paul said...

it's QUITE good, though a clock fell on my foot while listening to it (i swear this site is becoming a health hazard :P) so yes more negative connotations. Still, i'm all for a continuing swedish education...

Poster Girl said...

It's brill! The singer's voice reminds me a little of Magnus, too.

Paul, I don't even want to know what you're doing while reading that you keep injuring yourself ;)

Adem IAR said...

Perhaps he and the mister are, hem hem, "live blogging?"