A brief look back at what was our most played songs on Spotify in Sweden, during June, shows that it is the same two at the top (but they have swapped) … however, on third place you’ll find an old favourite. Interested in which, check out this link: https://open.spotify.com/user/1111510618/playlist/3zLVAVot4kn9c3Jg6aBnS6
In our series “Long Lost Tracks”, where I dive into our historical archives and strikes a blow for a forgotten song, have the good fortune come to a track that does not at all have so many years behind, talking about The Rains “We Survived another Year“. The song itself is a both gentle as grand alternative rock song in true Swedish American spirit, and was originally released on the first half of 2013. The song is taken from the band’s second (and last?) Album, “I Dreamed We Were Happy”. And just like the title of both the song and the album suggests, Falkenberg’s The Rains are not the most cheerful and lively band on earth. No. Instead, the music is quite dark and the lyrics very personal and disclosure. Some would say pretentious, I say honest.
In other words, the tenth selected song in our series of Long Lost Tracks in a historical perspective are The Rains ”We Survived Another Year”. If interested, check it out through any or these links;
At Wednesday, this forthcoming week, we will release MODESTIJ’s fourth single, in as many months. Unlike their predecessors this is not an equally danceable song, it’s more like a lullaby, which fits well when it is called ”Lullaby O”.
Since quite a while back, we have a few songs that rolls on quite well in the United States. One of these are Blue Eyed Blondes fantastic ”Maneater”. Do not know how it came to their attention, but most likely it is the lyrics that appeals to them, or what do you say? If interested, listen through this Spotify link; https://open.spotify.com/track/6LHD1HFlOUxGJL4bBJ3Hqb
That’s it, now its time to get started after a, so far, bloody rainy summer, at least from where we come from. First out of our releases this fall will be MODESTIJ’s fourth single release, in as many months. His new low-key and a little bit different compared to the three before, is called LULLABY O, and that’s what it is all about, a lullaby. The release is sat to August 12. Twelve days later, will a new song from Duellen be released, a song which appropriately called ”När sommaren tagit slut (When the summer ends)”.
What could also be in place this time around is to make a small reflection of the fact that we gave out three songs during July. Have you missed them? Well then you could always check them out through Spotify, by using this link;
Our three most played songs on Spotify (Sweden) during April contained a truly sensation at place three. The first two you’re familiar with since previous months, but who was the third one? Interested in knowing who, please use this link: https://open.spotify.com/user/1111510618/playlist/4Vb6vin3x0cB7Z9RNurigi
So here in the summer time, and on our latitudes bad weather, I thought I might as well go through our entire catalog, of over 2000 songs, to look for everything that we have released, where words like summer, sunny, and sun were in the title. I also added a few songs that had the months of June and July in the title.
All in all I found the 24 tracks, may have missed some, which must mean that I have not worked with the most summer-hungry artists. Anyway, I have compiled these songs as a Spotify list which you can enjoy if you use the link below. Can promise that it is a mix of very old and long forgotten songs, together with some new, in different genres and with different qualities. It may also be noted that artists in the genre of power pop had more predilection to write about summer or sunny phenomena.
If interested, just use this link: https://open.spotify.com/user/1111510618/playlist/2i4G0iGW3SxjnYOU6mLidR
Summer times but we still have some stuff to be out before we close the store, only to return in August. What we’re up to, these first couple of weeks of July, are three very, indeed, strong singles, in various genres.
First out is Sanna Stuardo’s new catchy and groovy ”Invincible”, with a release sat for Wednesday the first of July. A week later it is time for MODESTIJ’s third single, in as many months, ”WARP ZONE”. A pretty damn cool song if you ask me, which you should. Last out of our July releases (13th of July) is Emma Hallin’s first self-written release in quite a few years. A beautiful, nice laid back story that listens to the name ”Sold My Soul”. One could easily say that ”Sold My Soul” is a song within a classical singer songwriter style.
In other words, stay tune for more information.