Thursday, February 14, 2008

U-Turn (Burn Motherfucker Burn)

Valentine's Day is a cruel and unusual punishment for those getting over a bad relationship. Since kicking my ex-boyfriend to the curb, I've bounced from one loser to the next. I'm sure there are some decent men left in Sydney but I'm damned if I can find them among the fetishists, drug dealers and "straight acting" bi-guys littering the scene. Excuse my rant but it's hard to get excited about a day that celebrates romance when you know you're going to end up a barren, old spinster like Kylie! I can deal with the loved up couples and the knowledge that the only cock I'll be getting my hands on tonight is my own but hearing sappy love songs on the radio all day is more than I can stand. Thankfully there is a perfect antidote to the schmaltzy ballads in the form of Samantha Malmgren's stunning "U Turn".

"U Turn" was recommended to me by the lovely Poster Girl, who correctly assumed that Samantha's classy anthem would be right up my alley! As far as I'm concerned, the demure Ms Malmgren is the most fabulous diva to emerge from Sweden since my beloved Bionda. After crashing out of Swedish Idol, Sam followed the well worn road of many a tragic diva and got her kit off for a men's magazine (in her case, the charmingly titled "Slitz"). Samantha's raunchy image resulted in a record deal and she is currently shaking up the Swedish pop scene with her breathtaking debut single. "U Turn" is an attitude laden pop gem. I love the foulmouthed chorus ("burn, motherfucker, burn"!) and Sam's emotionless delivery. Apart from helping the bitter and disenchanted through Valentine's Day, "U Turn" also happens the best workout song I've heard in ages. That pumping dance beat makes me want to move! The video is particularly amusing - Sam discovers her boyfriend cheating on her so she takes up boxing, prances around in a leather bodysuit and heads to his house with a samurai sword. The big finale is ambiguous but I think she takes that cheating scumbag out!

I have no idea if "U-Turn" was a hit - or has even been officially released in Sweden - but apparently Samantha is promoting the song at erotic festivals held by "Slitz" magazine! This fierce bitch had better hurry up and release an album. I'm hooked! Many thanks to Poster Girl for sharing this musical triumph with me.

10 comments:

tommie said...

OMG. How could I miss this diva! Perfect valentine's day theme.

Miss Halliwell said...

SLITZ! LOL that's my kind of promotional aid!

I hate valentines day. I eat chocolate and receive love letters on a daily basis so whats fucking new! LOL

And that song is U Turn-Tastic!

What a beat!

Burn mother fucker burn!

I am loving it!

If her producer reads this, i am up for covering it for the UK release...oh and i am also available for a Slitz centrefold!

Jamie said...

How fabulous! One can only hope that I'll end up as fabulous as baron ol' Kylie. At least she has her wig selection to keep her going.

As for me, well I'm not looking back on my 10 year stint that recently came to an end. Am off to spend the night with a friend drinking alocohol, cursing men and maybe dropping by a tragic gay bar in search of some completely guilt free cock action! Happy Valentine's Day to me!!!

MixerEDW said...

This is fuckin' great.

I love your blog!

D'luv said...

This song rawks, chylde!!

And as for this..

"...it's hard to get excited about a day that celebrates romance when you know you're going to end up a barren, old spinster like Kylie!"

...your poetry astounds, as usual.

Jump! said...

Reminds me of Velvet. Maybe the two Swedish ladies can get together and make a classy lesbian clip covering Dannii's "put the needle on it".

Spinster like Kylie? We should be so lucky, lucky, lucky. I couldn't resist. Happy (late) Valentine's day!

tommie said...

I did a bit of research - it hasn't been released as a single as of 30 December 2007, and probably won't be in Sweden. She seemed to indicate that her record company, TCM (The Music Company), is going to promote her in other markets (ie classy ones like Bulgaria).

That's all I could find. She also lives in the fabulously named city Örkelljunga.

Mike said...

Thanks for the research Tommie. It's a shame that Sweden is missing out on this masterpiece - but lucky Bulgaria!

Deirdre, you were born to be a Slitz covergirl!

Jamie, your plans sound great. I hope the cock hunt was successful!

Mixeredw - thanks!!

Aww Robbie, it does get cold here in your shadow but I do my best xx

Jump - The idea of Velvet and Sam covering PTNOI is too fabulous for words!

Nasty G said...

How awesome is this track? Loves it!! Trampy pop at it's best!

Anonymous said...

I've been flogging it in the gay clubs here in Hong Kong and soon on the gay circuit party trail in China (yes, 2008 is the birth of gay circuit parties of grand scale in China!). Will also feature it at the upcoming Songkran New Year's Eve party in Bangkok.

So hopefully I can get this hot track a bit more notice 'cos I sure think it deserves more attention.