Monday, June 22, 2009

Get up and listen

Pessimistic fears proven unfounded: Ola's "Sky's The Limit" is NOT a misguided attempt at R&B-ifying his sound--it's as poppy as any of his previous singles. The new single from the Swedish singer has the summery guitar strums of "Feelgood," some horns, and that typical Ola summer single sound, even if it's by some new collaborators (though apparently Bassflow helped out). Up-tempo, poppy in an electronically created but not electro way, catchy, summery...sigh. We don't have a new Rihanna single to make it feel like summer, but at least Ola has kept his side of the bargain up.

The single cover is, um, unforgettable. I do like the color palette, at least.


Yuяi said...

Great to have you back, PPG! Not that you went anywhere necessarily, but it's been a while since your last post.

The cover looks a bit junior high "picture day" to me.

Paul said...

the single cover is the best cheesiest but adorable artwork i have seen since Same Difference. I love it.

Please stop disappearing. I worry when you have a life :)

PS have you seen the music blogs on Alphabeats myspace where they recommend music and even do mix mp3s to download? Quite good.

Nikki said...

Am I the only one who HASN'T heard this song? Dammit. I'm getting right to it.

Mike said...

It's great to have you back, sweet cheeks. Stop getting knocked up and running away to have illegitimate babies!

kevin (ru) said...

Hi PPG! Malena's upcoming (penned by Kempe, I guess) "Sempre Libera" is a cracker!

Anonymous said...

It's so good!


Nikki said...

I've FINALLY heard the song - at certain points I don't know why but it reminds me of the Industry song. Interesting.

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Adem With An E said...

He looks like Heath Ledger in 10 Things!!

And I actually love the cover, it's amazingly shit.

Poster Girl said...

Yuri, thank you! Yes, it does indeed look like that! I wish our junior high pictures involved field trips to outer space, though.

Ha ha, Paul, I will try to cut down the life-having ;) I haven't! That sounds great--I'll have to check them out.

Nikki, they both have a certain '90s pop sound to them, for sure, with (in my eyes) an advantage of some somewhat updated production.

Mike, I'll name the next one after you. Well, maybe middle name.

Kevin, thanks for the link! That album...I'm dying to have it. From the sounds of it, Malena and Kempe may not only follow through, but exceed themselves.

Turnaround, it's great news that you love it :)

Hi, BeE! Congratulations!

Adem, that haircut! I hadn't thought of it, but that IS what it looks like there! Sigh, if only...still, anything that evokes memories of 10 Things HAS to be a good thing.