Here’s a new artist that we’ll be keeping an eye and an ear on. It’s Qleo. Or Sabrina Cleopatra as she’s known to her nearest and dearest. She comes from the same management stable and label as Tone Damli, Ask Embla, Adelén, and Elizabeth Carew. And yesterday she released her debut single ‘Someone’s Watching Me’.
It’s a mid-tempo r&b pop ballad with a dazzling production that’s heavy on the strings and big on the big beats. It’s actually quite reminiscent of all of the style of the early 00s r&b pop that the UK used to import from Norway’s StarGate team, for acts like Mis-Teeq, Blue and Javine. Norway and r&b – we don’t know who put decided to put those two forces together, but we’re very glad that they did.
Someone’s Watching Me features the Swedish rapper Lazee, who has featured on countless Scandipop hits before now.
It’s fitting that ‘Someone’s Watching Me’ is a collaboration between a Norwegian and a Swede – as the song is the theme for a new series of Big Brother, which will feature Norwegians and Swedes and be broadcast simultaneously in both countries.
‘Someone’s Watching Me’ is produced by Joakim Haukaas and David Eriksen.