Friday, February 01, 2008

But I won't forget all that is unsaid

Yes, a certain Swedish trio-turned-quartet-turned-trio is back back BACK, and I'm very excited about that, but they'll be more to say when we actually hear the song, apparently going to Swedish iTunes on Monday. There's another Swedish artist who we've just heard is back with a new single, though: Anna Sahlene! ESC Today says that she'll be debuting her new single, "Brief And Beautiful," at Eurolaul.

Now, normally I would be jumping up and down at the thought of her return--I adore Anna--but there is something holding me back: "Brief And Beautiful"?! What are the odds it's the Hanne Sorvaag co-penned "Brief And Beautiful"? Don't get me wrong, I love that song (it nearly made my year end countdown as well) but we've already got two (great) versions of it, one from Norwegian singer Maria Arredondo and one from Spanish singer Edurne! Actually, scratch that--three, since Hanne put what I presume is her demo up on her MySpace. From the perspective of an international pop fan and temporarily ignoring whether or not she'll have success with the song (I'd love her to be successful, and I expect she'll sing the song well), that doesn't make this release an exciting prospect at all. Hopefully I'm wrong about what song it is.

Well, at least ESC Today says we'll be getting an album later this year--that's worth looking forward to. If it is Maria Arredondo's "Brief And Beautiful"/Edurne's Spanish language version "Fue para los dos," though, it doesn't look like it'll be all disco, so don't count on a bunch of stuff like "This Woman."


Jamie said...

I absolutely adore Anna Sahlene. A great singer and a beautiful woman. Whilst most gush over Linda B I chooses Anna Sahlene everytime. I just hope she comes back to ESC one day.

Poster Girl said...

Oh, I love Linda, but I love Anna too! I would LOVE her to come back to ESC some day. "We're Unbreakable" is one of my all-time favorite Melodifestivalen songs, too, I think--it was so robbed. She's such a great performer--she can really sell a song.

Speaking of singers you like, did you know Pernilla Wahlgren has a new schlagerrific single out? "I min värld"--it's playing on her MySpace. I keep meaning to mention it on the blog but keep forgetting.