In the wake of my recent Winehouse revival (and in mourning of the disaster that was her latest performance in St. Lucia), I’ve been longing for something a bit more soulful than the usual brand of music stuffs I receive in the inbox these days.
This track from the Swede production Ghost Vs. Sanne may do me well. Though the moniker still eludes me, the sounds are making themselves loud and clear from this fresh-faced trio, composed of producers Ulf Lindstrom, Johan EkhÃ© (responsible for three of Robyn‘s albums!) and vocalist Sanne Karlsson).
Musically, it’s a bit like if Winehouse actually did say “yes, yes, yes,” shook out the coke and baby lotion from the bird’s nest, and got herself into a 24-hour oxygen chamber. Needless to say, there’s just a wee bit of grit missing from Sanne’s otherwise spot-on vocals that restricts this from being quite so bluesy as the Unsung Queen of Soul Revivalism.
Still, I’ll be keeping an eye out as an official “One To Watch” for ’09.
Oh, and this only furthers the steadying hypothesis-turned-law known as Swedish Music Is Perfect.