Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Get up and shake the glitter off your clothes

Coming soon (though not tomorrow--the order is still being sorted out, though I'm sure the accompanying description will be as drawn out as always): my countdown of my favorite singles of the year. I will say, though, that I currently feel strangely sure about my top placing song, though knowing me it will change ten times between now and when I actually post it.

In completely unrelated news, we've finally got a return to music from someone I've been waiting for--well, kind of return: Jon Nørgaard, the Danish singer who won Popstars many years ago and featured in Solo, the documentary film about what happens to these reality TV-forged singers several years down the line (it's a pretty good film, one which I've been meaning to write more about for years--I feel like I'd want to start a YouTube account and upload little clips to accompany any comments, though, and I've never bothered to find out how to do any of that).

To veer back on point, Jon is the featured vocalist on the new single from dance producer Kato, "Turn The Lights Off." Its musical backing is neither as heavy and dark as that of Infernal's "Ultimate Control" nor as beachside light as his collaborations with Musikk, but it's slightly more on the upbeat tip if you have to peg it down to one or the other.

As the song is a cover of a song that was already pretty enjoyable and isn't a massive international crossover hit in the waiting, this new version's existence probably won't be of interest to more than a handful of people on the Internet and some Danish dance music fans. Still, I love Jon's voice and, despite the growing pains he's experienced over the years, felt only more inclined to like him as a person after Solo, so I'm glad he's got new music out for me to listen to, enjoy, and buy.


Paul said...

oh i'm glad Jon is back. i find it hard to keep up with all the decent pop from europe so it's nice to know that when i think i have forgotten some of them, they have actually just been having a rest and there's actually nothing to remember! If that makes sense! And yay! Bring on the countdown! I love yours. so very thorough!

D'luv said...

Welcome back!

Yuяi said...

Looking forward to your lists. Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

i still love the debut album of jon.
and the fact he has recorded a duet with jessica folker.

wonderful found, thanks PG


Adem With An E said...

AS THE ABOVE - very happy you're back, and Happy New Years! Can't wait for the list to start x

Poster Girl said...

Thanks, guys! I LOVED catching up on all the lists from those of you who did them.

Jon and Jessica's voices together...sigh. They should definitely work together on another song.