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Friday, June 10, 2011

Le Kid - America


"Baby just dry your eyes"

This has been out for a few weeks now and a number of bloggers have written about it, but just in case you haven't heard this single yet, I thought I'd draw your attention to it. As well as being highly regarded songwriters and producers in the Swedish pop music scene, Le Kid are a fantastic band in their own right (think Sweden's answer to Alphabeat) that are going to release what's sure to be one of the best pop albums of the summer. This is their new single and may very well be their best. America is a lush, soaring melodic song perched halfway between ballad and dance track. It's about as pop as pop gets, and I mean that in the best of ways. There's no reliance on gimmicky trends when it comes to production (which is exactly why this would never be successful in the States). It's down to superb lyrics and--most importantly--a surging, emotional hook. As the song builds, it really explodes into something quite epic. These guys need to stop writing about America and come over here to write for some of our pop stars. We could certainly use them!

Le Kid - America by alienhits

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3 Comments:

Blogger Paul said...

this is nigh on perfect and although i've heard most of the album in some form or the other, i'm really looking forward to a dollop of summery sunshine to last me the whole year through :)

2:31 AM  
Blogger alesta said...

oh, this I *LOVE*!

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Paul UK said...

This is a masterclass in pop production. Sassy. File next to "Call the Shots" by Girls Aloud. Superb, a UK release please!

3:07 PM  

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