Friday, 27 February 2015

Sweden 2015 - Hasse 'Kvinnaböske' Andersson - Guld Och Gröna Skogar

Practically every song in this year's Melodifestivalen seems to sound the same. No matter what the cursory genre appears to be - be it blues, rock, ambient, indie, R'n'B or oompah pop - the underlying chord progressions all sound pretty similar to each other, and you can almost sing along to them upon the first listen. Heck, it's almost as if the same three songwriters are responsible for writing the whole darned lot of 'em…

So it's lovely to see an senior stager getting up there and chucking out a good old fashioned country folk stomper, with honest eyes and a simple smile on his lips. I can't remember a Melfest that promised so much but offered so little, so it would be a lovely kick in the nether bits of the song choosing committee if this lovely single piece got through at the expense of one of the supposed golden few!

Come on Kvinnaböske, do us proud tomorrow night!


  1. I find it unlikely you would *not* have come across this, but nevertheless …

    It appears that Hasse's catchy song was recycled. The songwriting team placed a very similar track, with more-or-less the same chorus (not to mention the *exact* same tempo and key), with a pair of teenage J-Poppers in 2009.

    Sounds preposterous? Yeah, I thought so too, until I heard it for myself: