Monday, January 23, 2012

Call My Name

Song: Call My Name
Artist: Tove Styrke
Album: Call My Name

Here's some punchy dance pop to get you into this Monday...

Tove Styrke is a Swedish-born isnger-songwriter raised from a very musical family.  Her father, Anders Ostman had scored a Swedish number 1 single in 1970, and opened a record store after he stopped touring.  He introduced Tove to guitar, but she gravitated more towards piano, as encouraged by her grandfather, who taught lessons.  She began modeling for the likes of Cosmo and Glamour before being a contestant on Sweden's version of American Idol in 2009,  leading to her being signed by Sony Music at the end of that year.

Styrke released her debut, self-titled album in 2010 scoring one Swedish top-5 with "White Light Moment."  Just last August she released the single "Call My Name" from her forthcoming, as yet untitled sophomore album.  I immediately liked "Call My Name" upon first listen, reminding me of another Swedish dance-pop singer... September.  Actually, Allmusic has described Styrke's music as combining ""the bubbling electronica ofRobyn with the hipster synth pop of Annie and the hook-laden Euro-disco of September"

Sound just about perfect!  This is a fun, feel-good dance track with mysterious lyrics. (what is she talking about?)  I like it.  Haven't heard anything else form her, though I'm getting her debut to see what that's all about.  I'll look forward to this sophomore album thats still in the works, set for release sometime this year.


Call My Name

White Light Moment
High & Low

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