Monday, October 01, 2007

Love is breaking my heart

Sort of a quick post today, which works well, since I don't know that much about Wictoria Nilsson. I do know she competed in the first season of Fame Factory. She would go on to release a single Thomas G:son co-penned, "Allt vi känner för varann" (which was also co-written by future Fame Factory contestant Pontus Assarsson), which featured other contestants as well. I prefer the following song, though.

(By the way, as a note of warning, some of the pictures I use for this special may seem odd and in some cases there might not be a picture of the artist at all; I usually try to find the best picture possible of them, but in some of the cases I can envision me not being able to find very many to choose from, if any.)

This Game--this is a catchy mid-tempo pop song that's very smooth and sweet in a way, despite the subject (and I'm glad of the sad subject--it just gives the song a little extra impact); in part, that's due to the music (it's got a nice little melody), but I think it also has to do with Wictoria's voice (speaking of her voice, she does this interesting breathy thing on some of the words, like "middle," that surprised me, but that I like--it just makes the song a little more distinctive). It's not in your face, just a really well-done pop song; the only thing I'd possibly like to change about it is I'm never ready for it to be over when it ends--one more go-round of the chorus would be very welcome (though I have noticed how the song clocks in at exactly 3:00--maybe, for its original purpose, there was no time for one more use of the chorus). I wouldn't be surprised at all if it's been reused by another artist later--it would fit in very nicely on a solid pop album.

I'm not sure of any album that contains this song besides Fame Factory Vol. 3, which you can buy here (physical) or here (digital).

Next up: maybe a more famous male singer or a female singer who I don't think is particularly well-known outside of Sweden.

6 comments:

Michaell said...

Gal, you rock! I'm liking Wictoria's song alot!

Alexander said...

Aww, good choice. I loved Wictoria and I love the "breathy thing"! :D

Btw, "Allt vi känner för varann" was originally recorded by Friends as "Never Say Goodbye".

Len said...

That breathy quality is the white European girl's version of soul. Dusty Springfield was famous for it...

Poster Girl said...

Great! I'm so glad you like it.

Thanks! I didn't know that :) I've been thinking I need to pick up Friends' greatest hits album--I may do that.

Do you know, "breathy quality" would've been a lot more eloquent of a way of putting that, as opposed to "thing."

Len said...

Hey PosterGirl, megastore.se has two volumes of Friends Greatest Hits on sale for 49k each. I got volume 2 a month or two ago, and it has a fantastic schlager medley on it.

Poster Girl said...

49k?! I'm sold--the next time I make an order from there, that is, to cut down on shipping. That's incredibly cheap.