Friday, August 17, 2007

I don't think I ever been in love before

Some sweetly-singing Swedes today. Lucy Street were a three person girl group who released their self-titled debut (and only, I think) album back in 2000. As is probably unsurprising for a Sweden-based pop group working at that time, their album included Cheiron input. Their debut single, "Girl Next Door," was written by Jörgen Elofsson and produced by Per Magnusson and David Kreuger and was, I think, said to be wanted by Britney Spears's people. To be honest, I'm glad it went to Lucy Street instead--there's a certain...sweetness (and laid-back feel) to the song that really suits their voices and that might not have been brought out so well if sung by Britney.

Girl Next Door--I don't have their album and so can't speak for any more than this song and the others of theirs on YouTube, but Lucy Street's sound seems to be a poppy one with that sort of background acoustic guitar noise that doesn't make you think "oh, this song has guitars!" but that changes the feel of the song a bit. Their songs also don't seem to go for the in-your-face or attitude-filled style that you get from a lot of pop from this time, instead focusing on sweet, often bittersweet or sad (though not here) melodies and lyrics. Very girly-pop sounding. The verse has you expecting the song to be a little punchier than it is, but then the lovely chorus hits and just sort of washes over you--in a very good, catchy, sing-a-long sort of way.

To buy Lucy Street's debut album Lucy Street, go here (physical).

Next up: maybe a French or Israeli singer.


Foxbase Alpha said...

Hey! Thank you for the link. I dindn´t know this blog before but it certainly has something that will keep me coming back regularly. A cool taste for music, reminds me of my own, lol.

Linked u back:)

Poster Girl said...

Oh, thanks! I've been lurking around yours for a little while now, but any attempt of mine to leave a comment in Spanish would have been embarrassing ;)

Alexander said...

Their album is really, really lovely. Some amazing pop songs.

kevin (ru) said...

Thanks for mentioning Lucy Street! I love them and have 7 songs and 2 videos. I miss such a style nowadays.

Poster Girl said...

The album does sound fantastic, from the bits of heard--the Swedish record industry will probably end up getting even more money from me pretty two are right, too: "lovely" is the perfect word for what I've heard and I definitely miss this style as well.