Monday, March 09, 2009

You got me waiting all alone

I know barely anything about Swedish group Le Kid. What I do know, though, is that their song "Telephone" is fantastic. Disco-pop meets the '80s and packed full of hooks, "Telephone" has the sort of production I live for, that swooshy dance-pop sound, but differentiates itself with a vocal melody and delivery almost appropriate for '80s pop-rock.

Songwriter and apparent group member Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, who I'm assuming is at least partially behind this song, is at this rate headed for a quick induction into my songwriter pantheon. For sparkling dance-pop productions, is anyone more reliably great? Magnus Carlsson's "Walking In My Shoes," Velvet's "Sound Of Music," Luigi Masi's "Strangers Again," Lutricia McNeal's "Same Same Same"...here's hoping "Jump Straight Into The Fire," the song of his on Alcazar's new album, is just as great. "Poptastic" has never been more appropriate than it is for his work.

We absolutely have to give credit to Cocktail Studios, too, though. Felix Persson frequently collaborates with Anton and the duo that makes up the studios, Felix and Märta Grauers (who are also in the group, I believe), co-produced Agnes's latest album with Anders Hansson and did MissMatch's album, the highlight of which for me isn't even actually on the album: the radio edit of "Breathe In/Breathe Out." They apparently also worked on the upcoming BWO album, presumably continuing their collaboration with Anders Hansson.

There is as of yet nowhere to purchase Le Kid's "Telephone," which I think is getting a single release, but visit their MySpace here.

Next up: maybe Swedish italo-disco.

4 comments:

Paul said...

what's to know?! This is brilliant and really eased my boring wait for the bound to be ace new deb gibson single to drop online!

Robpop said...

That is freaky........

Poster Girl said...

Yay, Paul, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I hope Deborah's new single is great.

As freaky as your ability to forecast Melodifestival results, Bobby?

bob said...

hey by chance is the red head in the front of the pic the girl who played Lauren in Brittania High?
she looks just like her
her name is like Georgina something, i think...