New experiences

Well, now I have given Hello Saferide another chance together with my friend and I have to say I like what I hear! Of course it’s a different sound than Säkert! but I think it’s quite good. I especially liked “If I Don’t Write This Song Someone I Love Will Die”, I don’t know why, but I think it was the music that I preferred. Otherwise I’m more fond of her lyrics since I can recognize yourself in them, but in this song I really liked the music. The other songs I have listened to with Hello Saferide has been more soft, like the one “Long Lost Paypal”. They are beautiful as well, but I believe I prefer music more similar to pop. But I guess that’s a matter of taste. I think my friend almost enjoyed Hello Saferide better than Säkert!

Anyway, I read an interview with Annika Norlin the other day and she’s been to Malmö Live!! And I missed it! I have to read more about it and see if she will do more concerts. Can’t believed I missed it! But I didn’t think she was going to play again, so I haven’t been looking for concerts or similar things.

I think it was a shame when she took a break from music, but I guess we all need to take a break from life and what we’re doing sometimes. I know I would need to. I have no idea of what to do next in my life. Sometimes it feels like life is just passing and I’m not a part of it. I think I have to try to meet someone soon, but honestly, I’m not very interested right now. I’ve been hurt too much. Therefor I have taken it very easy with relationships. But I guess it’s time to move on soon.

Give it a chance

I told you a story how I discovered Säkert. Well, yesterday I played my favorite songs for a good friend yesterday and she was also hooked! Thought that was great! I mean, the songs are a couple of years now so perhaps they are a bit unmodern, but she thought they we’re great. She especially loved ”Vi kommer att dö samtidigt”.

We then googled the cover ”We’re going to die” with the Animal Five. I’ve had heard it, but she wasn’t very impressed. Unfortunately. I think we disagree there, because I like it very much. But I think perhaps Annika would have made it better, since I really love her English covers of her Swedish songs. We therefor really hope that she also will make a cover of this, another version than the one The Animal Five has made. I wish it would be more like the songs on the album ”Säkert! På engelska”.

Anyway, we have decided that we will listen on Hello Saferide as well to see how much we enjoy the band. I have listened to Hello Saferide a bit before, but it was a long time ago so I will give it another chance. Back then I wasn’t to thrilled, but over the years my taste of music has changed, so now I’m more broad in my taste of music. I guess it has to do with my age and experiences from life. The fact is that different types of moods serves different types of music.

Therefor I will listen to Hello Saferide once more, since she has produced a lot more material under this stage name, which means a lot of music that will be completely new to me if I like it. We have decided to meet this weekend, so hopefully I can share my experience with you. In the meantime, here is the video of “We’re going to die” with the Animal Five.

Säkert! – The English release

When I heard that Säkert! was going to give out a their second album Facit in English I was very happy about it. Since I’m living in Denmark I understand almost everything that the Swedish songwriter Annika Norlin sings about, but since I prefer English lyrics I thought this was a great initiative. Apparently Annika Norlin had got letters from fans saying they translated the lyrics, which made her come up with the idea to an English album. That’s how ”Säkert! på engelska” was invented. The cool thing about the album is that Annika Norlin wanted to translate the Swedish words to English in a way so it almost turned out to a third language by translating word for word.

Since I like both the music and the melancholic lyrics that Säkert! provides, I decided to start this blog to praise the great work! The songs are about working too hard, loving too much, talking too little, about politics and growing up too slow in the northern parts of Sweden. They really are brilliant songs, since it’s very easy to relate to the topics. Like for example the song “Dansa, Fastän” that has a special meaning to me, which is how I discovered the band. You can read more about me and that song here. I guess this blog will be about everything related to Säkert!, music and other stuff.

My favorite album is Facit and here is a few lines that Pitchfork wrote:

“So sooner or later you’re going to have to try to understand what she’s singing about, whether a holy misfit with the same first name as the prime minister, a young rebel who reminds the narrator of her own faded idealism, or an insecure woman who can’t help but go back to a former lover, like Liz Lemon returning to loser boyfriend Dennis Duffy in old episodes of “30 Rock”.