A song that felt so right in our dark times that we decided to release it on the first day of the 21st Climate Conference. And so much has happened in the world since we started recording. Thousands of refugees meeting closed boarders. Whole families having to sleep outside and then having to walk yet another day only to be turned down by the next boarder. Terrorists trying to rule the world by fear. No wonder we feel angry, scared and distressed. This song is about holding on to your dreams and wishes no matter what. See through the fear and capture a glimpse of hope.
Spending a lot of time in front of the computer reading bloggs. I’ve never been a bloggreader. I truley enjoy the feeling of papper between my fingers, but now it’s time to start spreading the word of a new band and a new song. In one week my new duo Jean Dark is releasing our first single “I will never let me down”.
And I will probably start reading musicbloggs more often…I quite enjoy some of them.
Find our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/jeandarkmusic and find out more about us if you can’t wait until November 30th.
This was one of those moments when I just happened to push the button in the right moment. Taken with my Samsung digital. Not the best camera but this pic turned out alright.
I’m keeping my promise to bring the camera almost every time I go out. Yesterday I brought it on a family outing. There are so many interesting and odd, funny things going on around you if you pay attention. Like that spot in Rosendals Garden where everything seemed to be a part of the grey colour scale except for one man in a yellow coat and his picnic. I had a great time, but my son got really fed up with me and my camera.
So I dared myself to try streetphotography. My favourite genre in the art of photographing. There’s an excitment in catching a moment. But it takes time to find those special moments and you need to take a lot of photos before you suddenly find that interesting moment. Or you’re simply one of those who can make it look interesting by how you compose a picture in the moment. I haven’t looked up the rules about taking photos of strangers in the street so I started of with a self-portrait and a dog…
WORK is such a negative sound. Work it! Go to work. I can’t I’m working. And all the good things happen when the work is done. After work drinks. Holidays. You have to work to make a living! Do I? What if I want to live to make it work? The work should be a natural flow in your existence. Something you were meant to do. Because that’s when you also grow in your skills without any hard effort. The development will be continuos and you will be great.
So from now on I will be doing what I love and what makes me grow, Work or hobby. There is no division.
I recently picked up an old activity. Photographing. I had the opportunity to buy a good camera (I only have an old analogue) for a good price. So now I’m out in the streets having fun with it while I’m on mothers-leave. I’ll be posting my favourites here as well as news on my music.
I’m working it!
Love come forward was recorded for the album Image Of You (ajabu! 2013) but was taken out because of it’s distinctive sound that did not match the melancholy of the album. It was simply too happy.
I have chosen to release it now as a single instead. To start of the year 2014 with a big bang! This is not my usual sound, but there is an unfed pop part of my soul that sometimes escapes me to bounce and dance. Hopefully it can feed someone else’s pop soul now.
Download it here:
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It will also be available on iTunes, amazon, Spotify and a whole bunch of other webbstores!
Musicians on this recording are Marika Willstedt (back voc, piano) Krydda Sundström (back voc, bass) Jacob Johannesson (drums) Sven Johansson (guitar).
Have a long happy prosperous new year!
Since August I’ve been on a new route with a fellow songwriter. We don’t know for sure what our sound will be. For now we just enjoy the result of our two heads composing together. Every monday we meet in a cold little cottage by the highway E4. Simply sitting by an old black up straight piano. Taking turns playing and trying ideas. Those mondays have been the highlight of the week. We are exploring together. Compromising, embracing new sounds, discovering old technics and killing darlings.
While this new seed is growing I still have a couple of songs that I’d like to share with you as a solo artist. The first one will be released in December and was recorded an evening only 4 weeks ago with my dear friends and artists Dear Euphoria and Desertsongs. I wrote it exactly one year ago in this dusky period of time that is December.
Click on the pic, listen and buy it here: