A brand new Swedish pop girl released her debut single today. Let’s see if it’s any good.
Oh yes, it’s very good!
Manda – for it is she who is this brand new Swedish pop girl we speak of – has been singing for an age, despite only being the tender age of 18 herself. She’s only just become known in Sweden over the last six months though, when she competed in the Swedish version of X Factor, got picked to be in Andreas Carlsson’s team, and ended up finishing 6th overall.
Her first single ‘Sweetest Heartbreak’ is a pop SLASH rock SLASH back to pop number. It sounds like American teen pop (one of our other favourite music genres – gotta love our taste), something that Bridgit Mendler, Katy Perry, or first-album-era Demi Lovato would be proud to have in their repertoire. It’s supremely catchy. And the X Factor connection is evident here too, in that you can totally hear the ph’nom vocals that obviously earned Manda her place in the live shows.
The track has been written by Adam Kulling Gersztenkon and Patrizia Helander, but she’s also been working with Joy Deb and Linnea Deb, the team who are behind Robin Stjernberg’s Melodifestivalen conquering ‘You’.
‘Sweetest Heartbreak’ has been released today by Swedish indie label 100 Songs (quite new, but already one of our faves), and as with all of their releases, it’s been put on sale outside of Sweden too. iTunes link below this magnificent stream;