Sounds completely crazy as an idea, this mixing of Country House and schlager, but brilliant and dynamite as a reality, as heard on Sveriges Radio's P3 Stockholm last Thursday.
Three different people in Sweden I'd never heard from before, separately emailed me this link and their comments since last week, which is very odd to say the least.
Now THAT'S unusual.
And then, of course, adorable Cecilia Kallin, long one of our personal favorites here at the blog, the lead singer and guitarist of Timoteij referenced it on her very popular
Webstagram feed last Friday just minutes after the song aired.
To me, she seemed, in general, like everyone else -astonished that such a creative Mashup even was contemplated and created, as much as pleased by the wonderful reaction it was receiving, since it definitely caused a buzz throughout Sweden in certain circles.
All to the good I think as far as creativity goes!
Well if this is what the next decade is gonna sound like, sign me up! Timoteij vs Avicii: 'Kom Me Up' RT @MilkySteve: http://t.co/a0d43vdcny
— scandipop (@scandipop) September 20, 2013
He was smart enough to write about it right away, while I've just been sitting on it, trying to think of a good and logical hook for the readers who come to the blog who would might have no idea who or what I was talking about.
Well, the long story short, plus what I know and can share with you, is that 24-year old Swedish DJ Tim "Avicii" Bergling has written music history, becoming the first Swedish artist to ever hold the top three spots on the Swedish singles charts, something that neither ABBA or Roxette ever managed to accomplish, though I think it's a bit unfair to compare the pre-digital era with the current one, due to the much-easier system of logistics and distribution that exist now.
All three songs are from his new album, "True, " which is currently number five on the U.S. albums chart.
Those three songs of his that are taking Gold, Silver and Bronze right now in Sweden are:
1. "Hey Brother"
3. "You Make Me"
AVICII SKRIVER HISTORIA – FÖRSTA SVENSKA ARTISTEN NÅGONSIN ATT HÅLLA PLATS 1-3 PÅ SINGELLISTAN SAMTIDIGT
2013-09-26 05:35 EDT
Did you miss @Avicii's first show? Well, worry not. Here it is… http://t.co/CrD9SRMXh6 #AviciiOnCapital pic.twitter.com/W6iFDVlr3i
— Gillies & Emily (@GilliesandEmily) September 23, 2013
I last wrote about Cecilia Kallin in my May 9, 2013 blog post titled, "Smiling Cecilia Kallin! :) Sweet! Nobody but nobody can smile as often when she speaks and with as much appeal as talented and vivacious lead singer and guitarist Cecilia Kallin of Timoteij. She's such a charmer!; #Timoteij, #CeciliaKallin, #BodilBergström, #PontusTidemand, #gopontus"
— Johanna Pettersson (@JohannaTimoteij) September 20, 2013
The band has been posting much more frequently at their individual Instagram accounts than the official blog at their website, since that generates more immediate reaction, but they are going to try to start posting at the blog more often, so they say...
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