Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Jag blundar

Are you kidding me, Martin Stenmarck? A lead single I love instantly? And that's actually less rock than before? Electronic touches? That are cute, no less? But still with guitars and that big catchy pop-rock-friendly chorus?

What is it sampling? Or maybe nothing and it just reminds me of something?

I don't expect this to be quite as big a hit as his last album's lead single--I can definitely imagine some fans of "7milakliv" feeling like this is a let down, since it's perhaps not as distinctive and epic-sounding, but this is the sort of thing that wins me over instantly. And a perfect direction for him. Please let it at least do OK...

Anyhow, here's a horribly low quality radio rip, just in case anyone else is as curious as I was to hear it.

100 år från nu (blundar) (Low Quality Radio Rip)

Consider my fears assuaged, then.

You can pre-order Martin Stenmarck's new single, "100 år från nu (blundar)," here (physical) or the album from which it comes, Det Är Så Pojkar Gör När Kärleken Dör, here (physical); the single is due out September 12 and the album November 7.

(My second "fear": is it a cover?)

Posted for only a little bit, as is usual.

Oh, and added when I noticed it at the last minute: him performing it live:



For what it's worth, though he's a good performer, I definitely like the studio arrangement much better, at least based on the low audio quality I heard.

Edit: you know how yesterday I was hoping he'd follow the pattern of "Han är galen"? Well, he hasn't--he's done something even better, that I didn't think he'd ever do--if anything, this song is closest to the Bassflow remix of "7milakliv"--not identical, but it's closer to that than anything else from this past album.

8 comments:

Paul said...

um, on an unrelated note > you STILL haven't bought Gareth's album?!?!?!

I am agog I am aghast....

(it's not very good though. Save your pennies. Cents?)

Anonymous said...

Interesting new song, you know I LOVE (the remix of) "7milakliv"
I think the new one needs a few listens, but still pretty good already

Thanks for your blog

turnaround

Alexander said...

Um, this is probably the Rix Fm Radio Edit, so the original version is probably more rockier, a bit like the version he performed on Sommarkrysset (which I prefer.)

I fell for the song instantly, I love the melody. And it is not a cover! :)

Poster Girl said...

I know! Who would've thought...

No problem

That makes sense--Rix always seems to play the remix of "7milakliv," too--the melody is great either way, though! And good ;)

Robpop said...

Unrelated note (sorry, paul did it-i followed!)

I LOVE VELVET'S CHEMISTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why

Its not a song to be listened to. Its a song for dancing to. Now my health is poor but i attended a "midparty" and I was asked to provide some tunes. The "midparty" turned into a huge east london party. I was back before the ten o'clock news with my hot chocolate but i did notice the wild reaction to Chemistry as i left.

Its an amazing song. It flies when its in a club.

Poster Girl said...

Oh, I bet it's great for dancing! And, not that you have to love everything I like, but I'm glad your opinion of it has improved :)

And get better!

EuropeCrazy said...

Thanks for letting us hear Martin's new song - only heard it once and and I'm hooked already. Good to hear him doing something uptempo as I'm not too keen on the ballads either, although I do like "7milakliv". Loving your blog, keep up the good work!! :-))

Poster Girl said...

Oh, good! I think I really like "7milakliv" now as well--give me another year, and I'll probably like it even more than the remix ;) And thanks!