something is most definitely NOT rotten in denmark…

“You’re undercover
My secret lover
You’re what I need
My bullet’s in the gun”

With everyone having 80s fever these days, you knew it was only a matter of time before we would start hearing the return of the 80s urban sound to the fold. What wasn’t expected was that it would come from a certain trio from Denmark of all places? With a sound that brings to mind the blue-eyed soul of Scritti Politti and an ultra-slick video replete with beautiful video that would make George Michael stand and applaud, May I bring you Private!

My Secret Lover was originally released in 2007 through the Swedish label, Labrador and was given heaps of praise throughout Scandinavia. The band was also being championed by esteemed blogger, Arjan Writes for what seemed like forever. It seemed the band either couldn’t get the proper backing or the greater public simply wasn’t ready for this Danish band but luckily it appears they’ve gotten a new lease on life. The band is ready to give the second chance this time with the help of Relentless/Virgin and hopefully My Secret Lover will find the audience it truly deserves.

It’s a hard song not to fall heads over heels for.  Perfect for clubs where you sit at booths to ogle and be ogled at. It’s pretty much the kind of song that Green Gartside of Scritti Politti would have sounded great singing himself with a kick in the pants and an even slicker sound backing him. These guys are good…

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“My Secret Lover” by Private.


from sweden with love…the sound of arrows

The Sound Of Arrows

There has got to be something in the water over in Sweden. It seems that bristling and joyous pop music just comes so effortlessly to our friends across the Ocean. Another example in the long line of saccharine pop ditties comes in the form of The Sound Of Arrows. The duo made up of Oskar Gullstrand and Stefan Storm arrive with a very danceable and even more accessible brand of pop. One listen to the single, “M.A.G.I.C.” and your teeth will begin to ache within minutes. One might say this veers close to the breaking point of fluff. This may be true. I personally don’t usually gravitate towards this brand of happy-happy-joy-joy style of music but the hook just finds a way to pierce the cold, dark heart of mine and suddenly I crack a smile. Besides…who isn’t a sucker for a children’s choir?

“M.A.G.I.C.” by The Sound Of Arrows, taken from the Labrador release, “M.A.G.I.C.” EP