Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The finest thing I've seen

Yesterday was so rainy and cold that about the only good thing to result from the weather was me being forced to turn to one of my instant pick-me-ups: Patrick Nuo's "5 Days." Don't Stop The Pop introduced me to the Swiss singer's work a while ago and it was love at first listen: I love this sort of musically upbeat, catchy male pop-(light)rock, an offspring of the teen-pop boom. In fact, the only problem with "5 Days," Patrick's 2003 debut single, is that you can't simultaneously listen to my favorite version of the song and watch the video.



Even if you don't agree, why you'd want to watch the video should be fairly self-explanatory (yes, I realize he's the generic Abercrombie & Fitch mail order model, but that's good enough for me). The video, though, includes the album version of the song, which lacks the bounce and piano riff of my preferred remix (though it's the tweaking sort of remix, not the total reworking kind). I'm not actually sure which remix it is since its length doesn't line up exactly with any of the tracklistings I can find and the quality is slightly subpar, but I still prefer it to the original.

On an unrelated note, "You," the lead single for Bosson's latest album (with the single being from 2006 and the album from 2007), still holds up as one of my favorite Swedish pop songs of this decade and probably my favorite Bosson song ever...and when a song manages to win out against "One In A Million" (both, incidentally, produced by Bassflow long before I was aware of that fact, and with the former being introduced to me by Catchy Tunes Of Sweden), you know it's got to be great. Forget the video--just switch away from it and listen to the way the song soars over that Europop beat. Please, Bosson, come back soon and come back with music like this...so that we can write off "Wake Up" as just a one-off.

5 comments:

Adam said...

Patrick is a rather handsome fellow.

part b of this post is also very good. another pop postergirl success story.

Paul said...

unforgiveably i keep forgetting about Patrick Nuo. And nothing wrong with generic a&f looking dudes :P Decent pop-rock song too :) I keep forgetting about Bosson too - You is classic.

Poster Girl said...

Thanks, Adam!

Paul, that has always been my motto in life. "You" really is classic. If Bosson takes another four years between albums, I don't know what I'll do...of course, there's always the possibility he won't release anything else, but that's too awful to contemplate for long.

Damian said...

Old good song that I always liked a lot but always forgot to download. Nice to hear it again. Brings me back to begining of 00-s. Right two days ago I've had such unexpected meeting that took be back in those times too but with Mandy Moore's "In My Pocket".

Poster Girl said...

"In My Pocket"! I love that song so, so much. Especially here in the U.S., it's such an overlooked gem of early '00s pop. I think I may have to play it tonight...