This is Agnes, the 2005 winner of Idol (Sweden’s American Idol).

“Release Me” is by no means a new single (having first been released in November of 2008 in Sweden), but it is her debut release stateside. Armed with a re-shot video by Thomas Kloss (you know how we Americans simply despise those original European videos!) and a radio add date set for this month, Agnes is looking to repeat the same success as she’s enjoyed in Europe thanks to this most worthy dancefloor scorcher.

Strings, synths, and a soaring chorus…need you ask for anything more?

Agnes’ album, Dance Love Pop, will be released sometime early next year in the US.