As far as I know, "Lovekiller" is still slated to be Darin's new proper single, but in the meantime, while we wait for that release, we have Darin's new song/semi-single written for the Swedish royal wedding (though if it showed signs of taking off, I'm sure his record label would jump behind it). Like most of what we've heard from Darin this era, it's co-written by Tony Nilsson, this time in tandem with Darin.
01 Can't Stop Love by poppostergirl
As much as I would have loved the idea of writing some awesome club-friendly song for a newly married high status couple, let's be real: this was always going to be a ballad. It was created after SVT specifically asked Darin to come up with something for the wedding. We're still in a holding pattern, basically. No music revolutions here, just Darin singing over a burbling electronic background, slow but with a heavy enough percussion beat to create that mid-tempo feeling, like "You're Out Of My Life." No lyrical genius reinventing how we think about love.
All that said, we still have Darin, lovely Darin with his pop-friendly voice, singing a solid song. I might have preferred a stronger topline, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't probably going to overplay this song. I realize if someone else released "Can't Stop Love" I might brush it off, or at the least not pay it so much attention, but Darin sells these songs so well. We all have our musical weaknesses, right? I'll probably always love strings in dance music, purposeful catchy stuttering, synthy uptempo songs, "Knock On Wood"-style drum rolls--and Darin's singing. Preferably in something that incorporated all of the aforementioned elements (you'll find only the latter here), but until that day comes...well, until then, just one of them will do.
"Can't Stop Love" is available on Swedish iTunes here.