Darin: “Ja må du leva” out today!
Big release today for Darin’s new single “Ja må du leva”, first track off his upcoming new Swedish language album! I had the pleasure of co-writing it with super talented Darin. Except for being one of my favourite singers he’s also a superbly gifted writer…
Ja må du leva
“Bilen Söderut” with Hasse Andersson feat Nisse Hellberg out now!
I had the pleasure to work with two of my favourite artists from the “deep south” of Sweden. “Bilen Söderut” was written by Nisse Hellberg, former singer in Wilmer X, one of the biggest rock acts in Sweden in the 80s and 90s, and produced by me. Hasse Andersson is a legend, well known for his Swedish take on country and zydeco music, and his band Kvinnaböske band has toured the hell out of Sweden since they started out in the 70s. Spotify users click here:
Owe Thörnqvist in the Melodifestival final!
Two weeks ago Owe Thörnqvist, the legendary Swedish singer/songwriter who debuted in 1953 (!), entered Melodifestivalen as the oldest contestant ever. And is that wasn’t enough, Owe went straight to the final with his song “Boogieman Blues”, composed by himself and produced by yours truly. So on Saturday he’ll perform it in the final in Friends Arena here in Stockholm. Wouldn’t suprise me if he would be chosen to represent Sweden in the ESC final in Kiev later this spring! This 87 year old is no ordinary elderly gentlemen, the guy has more energy than most people in their 20s! Click the link below for a video clip from our first session together, when we were going to record the harmonica solo. Owe asked me to “put up some 12 bar rounds”, he’d play along and try to come up with something useful. What do you think?
Owe plays the harmonica
Dismissed debuts with “Hearts Align” in Melodifestivalen!
Last Saturday debut act Dismissed performed a song I co-wrote with Ola Salo, “Hearts Align”, in Melodifestivalen. I think they did a great job! Next performance will be in Andra Chansen in Linköping on March 4. Youtubers: