Kleerup Returns With "Let Me In (feat. Susanne Sundfør)"

Seven years ago, back in the glorious year of pop that was 2007, Kleerup got our hearts beating on the dance floor with his incredibly hypnotic Robyn collaboration, "With Every Heartbeat." From there, he was on a roll — from "Longing For Lullabies" with Titiyo to "Forever" with Neneh Cherry to…


Kleerup Meets Loreen: Amazing on Paper, Questionable on Record

Imagine, if you will: A song crafted by "With Every Heartbeat" producer Kleerup, sung by "Euphoria" songstress Loreen. Could you, even? You surely couldn't. Who possibly could? It's literally the ultimate Swede-pop dream, right? Well, it's finally happened--and the song's just alright. Wait,……


Swede-Pop Songstress Vanbot Premieres New Single, "Got To Get Out"

I'll admit it: I slept on Vanbot's 2011 debut. Not that there weren't enough people yelling at me about it--I just never got around to listening! Naturally, it was a dreadful mistake on my part. The Swedish songstress' (born Ester Ideskog--wise name change, no doubt!) self-titled record is a…


Introduucing...Rebecca & Fiona!

Rebecca & Fiona - "Hard" Haven't heard of DJ duo Rebecca & Fiona yet? You probably have in some capacity, but sit down and get cozy anyway--you're going to be glad you did. The stunning Swedish twosome have been making waves in their homeland for over the past two years, beginning with the…


Free Download: Mini Viva's Britt Love Wants You to "Come With Me"

When Mini Viva announced that they were throwing in the glittery towel back in November of 2010, a nation of Xenomaniaphiles mourned. "But what about 'One Touch'?!" cried millions.* Nonetheless, hope lives on with Britt Love--one-half of the super cute pop duo--as she blazes her own electro-trail…


MuuMuse Presents: The Top 40 Albums of 2010 (And A Very Special Giveaway!)

Here we go again: The end of another year in music! 2010 may well be remembered as the Year of the Future (if not the Year of All Hearts--hint hint!): A year of fembots, androids, bionic women and time-traveling adventures deep into the 22nd century. Space-age love stories and robo-dramatics…


Lykke Li Premieres Feisty Comeback Single, "Get Some"

Rawrrr! I love me some Lykke Li--from the folkier stuff of her debut (2008's Youth Novels) to her brilliant, chilly collaboration with Kleerup, "Until We Bleed." "Get Some" is Lykke Li's brand new single, which finds the Swedish chanteuse now diving head first into grittier territory: "Like the…


July 29, 2010: Robyn Performs for iHeartRadio (Concert Review)

Photo courtesy of iHeartRadio. If you didn't already know from my manic, semi-nonsensical tweets, I trekked down to the city yesterday to attend a private performance by the one and only Swedish princess of pop Robyn for iHeartRadio, which was taped at the P.C. Richard & Son Theater in……


Robyn: Body Talk Pt. 1 (Album Review)

Earlier this year, Swedish pop sensation Robyn announced that her next album, her first original studio album in five years, would finally be arriving soon--in three parts. Now known as the Body Talk series, the three EPs that make up the collection will be released throughout 2010. The first of…


Lady Gaga Unveils "Alejandro" EP, Announces New Tour Dates for 2011

It's official: Lady Gaga is going to die on stage. The singer has just announced a string of concerts in 2011 for her seemingly endless Monster Ball Tour Starring Lady Gaga, thus all but confirming my suspicions of her on-stage death wish. I'm not trying to be rude. In fact, I'm being quite…


Robyn: Dancing on My Own (Single Review)

The heartbreak isn't over. Robyn's first single from her upcoming EP, Body Talk Part 1, finds the singer as solemn as ever, dancing alone and mourning the love she's lost. "Dancing on My Own" is essentially the sequel to her first collaboration with Kleerup, "With Every Heartbeat," featuring a…


Linda Sundblad: Manifest (Album Review)

I was first introduced to Linda Sundblad back in 2006 after hearing her latest single at the time, "Oh Father." The song is a woefully delicious number, in which we find the guilt-ridden songstress pleading for forgiveness for indulging in dirty thoughts and some occasional self-pleasuring.…