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post May 8 2017, 04:33 PM
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I don't even know where to post this topic so please move it to the rightful forum if it's not appropriate here.
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Is it just me or does it seem like we're getting a sudden rise in Scandinavian pop singers? In recent years we've had Tove Lo, Zara Larsson, MØ and now we're seeing a potential star in Sigrid. I find the content from these artists SO much better than your basic US/UK pop 'stars'. Do you guys feel the same?

I don't know if this is worthy of a thread but I thought I'd like to see if you guys feel the same. ohmy.gif
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post May 11 2017, 12:53 AM
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Yes! Zara Larsson, Eric Saade and Ola are three of my favorite Scandinavian artists. And Ida's Maybe I Like It slayed.
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post May 11 2017, 01:10 AM
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Scandinavia isn't producing more, it's just being noticed more by those in the UK and US. Even then the little that Radio1 exposes you to barely scratches the surface.

It comes in waves too. Robyn, September, Agnes, A1 have all had hits in the UK going back and every time people, including me, get excited about 'is Scandipop finally going to break into the UK properly' and it never does because radio would rather play Ed Sheeran for the 80th time that day than Aurora, Lisa Ajax or Julie Bergan for the first time.

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post May 11 2017, 01:28 AM
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Yes Zach, Maybe I Like It is such a tune <3

Silas is right though, we just get the odd hit and it never breaks out properly :/ It really should though, artists at the moment like Sigrid, MØ and Tove Stryke are so forward thinking and make flawless pop, the sort of pop the charts need rather than the same old dull crap from The Chainsmokers. As Silas says, there are still so many examples stuck getting 0 recognition worldwide, tonnes for every one Zara Larsson or MØ .
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post May 11 2017, 01:43 AM
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Yeah and even when many of these artists break through it can be years later and just for a single song. Like Agnes had been releasing for years in Sweden before Release Me crossed over and even then when it was a UK hit it was absolutely ancient! Same with Icona Pop, that'd been dead and buried in Sweden before it became a hit in the UK/US. Zara Larsson had the flawless Uncover out like 4 years ago to shit all fanfare outside of Scandinavia before people finally got on board 2 years later and then even Lush Life took 9-12 months to actually break in the UK/US after it had already slayed Sweden.

As amazing as it is seeing Zara getting success, I'm not holding out hope it'll a) last or b) translate to more Scandipop hitting the airwaves here.


(Maybe I Like It is a f***ing TUNE. Love it so much)


There's so so so so so much better Scandipop out there if you ignore the tiny amounts being fed to you by Radio 1
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post May 16 2017, 10:59 AM
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Omg yes scandipop artists need more recognition!! Ok so I got a little bit carried away but here are my fav scandi ladies (and their best song imo):

Norway: Gabrielle (5 Fine Frøkner), Susanne Sundfør (Oblivion - with M83), Sigrid (Don't Kill My Vibe), Astrid S (Breathe)
Sweden: Tove Lo (Vibes), Elin Bergman (Naked), Zara Larsson (Lush Life), Clara Mae (Strip), Agnes (One Last Time), Robyn (Call Your Girlfriend), Tove Styrke (Borderline)
Denmark: MØ (Final Song), Medina (For Altid), Oh Land (Sun of a Gun)
Iceland: Vök (Waiting), Thorunn Antonia (Too Late)
Finland: Jenni Vartiainen (En Haluu Kuola Tänä Yönä), ALMA (Chasing Highs)
Faroe Islands: BYRTA (Loyndarmál)

All of these have had some of my absolute favorite smashes of this decade.

I especially feel Gabrielle and Susanne Sundfør need more recognition as being two of Norway's absolute best.

Some of the guys are great as well, such as Kim Cesarion / Erik Hassle / Isac Elliot / Jesper Jenset / Christopher / Fridrik Dor

I'm definitely forgotten some artists


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I was just listening to 5 Fine Frokner and it's one of those monster pop songs that any of the big pop girls would KILL to have in their discog. Imagine how huge it would be sung by say Rihanna (although I can't think of who'd do it in the same way as Gabrielle laugh.gif).
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post May 17 2017, 11:14 PM
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5 Fine Frøkner is my absolute favourite song of the past 3 years and is close to becoming my all time fave! It's just so f***ing epic. I can't imagine anyone else coming close to doing it justice.

I enjoyed her first album, and I was really digging Nattergal and Medvind (Med Vin) and then 5FF appeared on the scene and I died and was reborn a Gabrielle Stan. I've been going crazy for her latest era, while obviously nothing is up to 5FF standard it's absolutely amazing. I wasn't expecting another 5FF, most artists don't get one song that comes near that level of awesome, never mind 2!!!

September of her new songs is particularly stunning. Venter has a fabulous backing track to it.

She's doing a gig in Oslo in October I'm very seriously considering attending. I have to experience 5FF live. The song just takes on a whole new life and just wow. It really suits being performed with a live band.

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