Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Maybe things are different when I wake up Monday

Do you all remember when I raved about Espen Lind's album This Is Pop Music? Well, it's still completely fantastic (really--everyone should go buy it). But, much as it deserves bunches of posts raving about it, that's not really what this post is about.

It's actually about this article, which is about a week old at this point, but which I only just read. Now, I speak literally no Norwegian (I've lost track of the number of times I wished I could speak Danish, Swedish, or Norwegian), but I think...I think...I think it's saying that we might be able to expect a new Espen Lind album this year! Maybe autumn, I think? It's definitely saying he's in the studio working on a new album.

Further proving it's a good time for Espen Lind news, someone recently uploaded the music video for "Black Sunday" on YouTube; the audio quality isn't very good, but it's an excellent song and I've really wanted to see videos for his non-ballads and more videos from his This Is Pop Music era.

Oh, and while we're on the topic of Espen Lind, his stunning epic duet with Sissel features on a list over at Thnairg's World Of Music, a blog that I think loads of people reading this would also love. Said list, for example, is of the best sad songs and also includes McFly's "Bubblewrap" and Take That's "Patience." The Sara Bareilles album was just reviewed, too.

I still haven't bought his most recent solo album, April, or his live album with Kurt Nilsen, Alejandro Fuentes, and Askil Holm, but trust me, I'm very excited about this. Hopefully it's a return to form for him.


Tommy said...

You are correct. Espen Lind started working on a new album after the work with the other guys ended. Not sure when it will be released, but considering that he and his partner Amund managed to knock out Kjartan Salvesens debut album in about two weeks time it should't take to long.
And by the way...I think "April" is a better album than the one before so check it out. The first half of the album is really great, but then i kind of runs out of steam towards the end.

Tommy said...

Forgot to say....if you ever get around to learning some scandinavian language you will be able to read the others. Norwegian and Danish sound different when spoken but in writing it is 98% identical. Swedish is a little bit different but if you understand Norwegian it shouldn't be to difficult to understand swedish either.
And if you ever need something in norwegian, swedish or danish translated to english (lyrics or an article or whatever) don't hesitate to mail it to me and I will do it. Really enjoy your blog and would love to be able to help.