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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Bjørn Johan Muri - Yes Man


"I don't wanna be a superman"

Is this not just a perfect song? It defines the term "breezy summertime pop," despite being released in the dead of winter. Bjørn made it to the finals of Norway's MGP with this one (no small feat, as MGP was above average this year), but ended up losing to the insidiously boring Didrik Solli-Tangen and his dirge of a ballad. Doesn't matter, as long as we've got Yes Man to enjoy. It starts off pretty stripped back, even underwhelming, until the synth beat kicks in, taking the song to A-Ha Take On Me levels. There's something about the melody, gentle and soaring simultaneously, that hits the sweet spot dead-on. Bjørn himself comes at us from the Idol series (yes, those shows exist even in Norway) and from what I've digged up, Yes Man is a bit of a departure in genre for him. PLEASE, Bjørn, do an entire album like this.


Bjørn Johan Muri - Yes Man by alienhits

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Blogger Paul said...

because i liked this so much, i tracked down some of his older tracks and yes, this is by far his best work. How old is though? 10?! He looks so young, which is clearly a sign of how old i'm getting...

12:06 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

20, about a month ago. He needs an image overhaul if he's going to stick with this genre, which I pray he does.

10:23 PM  
Anonymous alex said...

This song i currently #1 in the norwegian charts - beating Didrik (who's at #2)! Well deserved :)

Did you know the song is written by the same people who wrote "Ambitions" for Donkeyboy (currently #1 in the Swedish itunes chart - a Norwegian band making it in Sweden is rare)?

11:55 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

I didn't know that! It explains why this song is such high quality, though. Imagine how amazing it would have been if recorded by Donkeyboy!

5:40 PM  

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