Sunday, October 30, 2011

September Vs Agnes

I have to admit that I don't pay as much attention to the Swedish pop scene as I used to when titans like Olinda and Bionda ruled the scene. Unfortunately, those glory days are long gone and now we're stuck with a bunch of nobodies that have probably never fashioned a dildo from clay on national TV or started their own political party to promote a flop single. Shame. On the bright side, two of the more palatable Swedish divas are back with new tunes.

It took me a while to warm to Agnes but I eventually overcame her complete lack of personality to stan for songs like "Release Me" and "I Need You Now". Her new single dropped recently and it's slightly underwhelming in comparison to those gems. "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" follows the Agnes formula of pairing a powerhouse vocal with thundering dance beats but something is missing. I asked her Australian record label if they plan to release the song over here and they said "maybe". Neon is probably waiting to see if it works in the UK. Can I suggest a slight remix to tone down the Eurotrash factor? That usually works for September.

Speaking of my sultry Swedish lover, "Me And My Microphone" will soon be unleashed upon the British public if the new remixes that appeared in my inbox are any indication. I still love the song - it feels like it's been out for years - and hope it's a hit. The cute video should help. For the first time in her career, Petra looks like she was born after 1970. I love the dance routine and her beaming face makes me happy. "Love CPR" is a great album and deserves a second chance. A UK hit could be just what the doctor ordered. Pun intended! Anyway, compare the videos and let me know who is your favourite Swedish export.

VS

8 comments:

Diva Incarnate said...

It's great to have ol' Wig On A Turd back (that's Agnes by the way), this isn't a patch on her previous skidmarks Release Me and On & On (original edit). It's a shame that the only thing bigger and better about her new single is in fact her forehead.

I was really into Spentember, but her songs-that-sound-the-same started getting weaker and more banal.

I do love when these z-list dance singers strike gold and then the UK takes 9 months and changes everything about them, invests money too, and then they flop. To the UK (and poss Aus) they are ready-made packages - just bung them out. The On & On, Until I Die and criminal Infernal fiascos were ridiculous (although the closer Paw gets to porn the better).

Anonymous said...

September all the way! Love that the vid is 2:46. Short, sweet, catchy and trashy.

Brett said...

Agnes FTW!

DJ dougmc said...

September is awesome. Love CPR is a fab album and she needs to visit outside her own country maybe and improve her profile. Rescusitate Me was a great single and fantastic video clip..yum

Anonymous said...

both are shit

michael said...

I wanted to love that Agnes song. But I don't.

Mike said...

Yeah I can't get my head around the Agnes song either. And I have tried.

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