Lennixx – “Shiver”.

Hi! ๐Ÿ™‚

The song of the day for today is from Sweden. A Swedish duo that is very new to me, I’ve just heard them yesterday for the first time. They are Andrea Kallstrรถm and Hanna Larsson, and I think this song by them is really cool.

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Felix Sandman – “Lovisa”.

Felix Sandman is a popular singer in Sweden right now, though I haven’t heard him or about him anywhere outside of Swedish media or Swedish playlists on Spotify. I quite like this song from him, not because it’s anything exceptional, but I think it has a nice melody, and also I really love the Swedish name Lovisa. I think it’s an easily likeable song, though that Lovisa from it seems not to be a particularly nice person.

Song of the day (15th August) – Angelina Jordan – “Shield”.

This is a very new artist to me. She’s from Norway, she’s 13, and she’s become famous thanks to Norway’s Got Talent. Angelina seems to be known for covering jazzy classics, and boy does she have a fantastic voice for jazz, I can tell it even though I’m not particularly big on jazz. I just love this girl’s voice, she sounds fabulous for a 13-year-old. Angelina is a real multi-cultural mix when it comes to her heritage. As I said, she comes from Norway, she lives there and she was born there as far as I know, but her maternal grandmother (artist Mery Zamani) is Iranian, while her maternal grandfather is Japanese. Her dad in turn is Swedish. Angelina also used to live in some other countries like the US. Apart from singing, she’s also wrote a book, according to

The English Wikipedia

Angelina has also written a book. It’s a true story about how she once met a poor girl from Asia to whom she gave her shoes, and in return, the girl promised to always pray for Angelina. That’s why Angelina performs barefoot. I kind of don’t feel it to be honest, I understand it’s her manifesto of solidarity with the poor children who are barefoot because they have to but I ca’t help but think that it makes it look like Angelina does it because she now doesn’t have shoes either, ๐Ÿ˜› in which case though it’s even more of an altruistic and heroic deed.

I said that she’s been singing a lot of jazz classics, but this song is her original. And I love it. It’s so powerful, isn’t it?!

Jac Richards ft. Clary Saddler – “Only Love”.

Hi hi people! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today I have something very very unusual for you! In some respects, I think it’s more out of the box than anything I’ve ever shared with you in the song of the day series. It actually appears so niche that I had a little bit of doubt if I actually should. But, while even BBC was writing about him on their website, and he’s been talked about a little bit around the Internet, it feels like the echo wasn’t too big, so I thought it deserves sharing, even just to show what sort of things disabled people can do with the right support, I know for many people that would seem unbelievable.

But what am I talking about. Jac Richards is a 22-year-old boy from Llangennech, Wales (yeah, a Jac from Wales, that’s my territory) who has a severe form of cerebral palsy. In his case, that means he can’t walk, speak, sit or use his hands. He is though well developed intellectually and his senses function properly. Jac has always loved music and going for concerts and his biggest dream was to be able to make music. His dream has become achievable thanks to Forget-Me-Not Productions, who are an UK organisation helping disabled people to express themselves through arts with the use of assistive technologies. They made it possible for Jac to study music and film production and he is able to create music using his eye muscles.

The funny thing is that I read about Jac yesterday… on a Polish website! ๐Ÿ˜€ Really! I’m always into quirky music undertakings that people make so I just had to look his single up, and read more about him. You can read more about him here

and here.

By the way, I’ve recently noticed some particular tendency that there are quite a few inspirational disabled people in Wales that have been talked about recently in media or such, even in Polish media, although it could be just that I pay more attention to it or something.

Anyway, Jac wrote the lyrics to his song – which is called “Only Love” – he also composed and produced it, and played all the virtual instruments. The director of Forget-Me-Not Productions is a vocalist in this piece.

I must say that it felt rather odd to me when I listened to it for the first time. It feels highly electronified (does such a word exist? Don’t care ๐Ÿ˜€ ) which shouldn’t be a big discovery since of course all the instruments in there were electronic and it’s bordering on R&B, but, even though I do like some electronic music, even very electronic at times, what exactly bothered me in it the first time I listened to it was that it felt kind of overdone. Like, too much of everything at once, a bit chaotic, I’d say subtly aggressive even! But there was something haunting about it! I sometimes have such songs that I don’t really feel convinced to but still there is something that will make want to listen to them again. And so I had a few listens to it so far, and I must say it’s grown on me. I guess the impression of it being overdone was just temporary. There’s indeed plenty of strong emotions (how couldn’t there be, it’s Jac’s first single and I can imagine that, not being able to speak, music is now a huge emotions releaser). So, while it doesn’t feel exactly my style, and doesn’t strike exactly that special chord in my brain, I do like it! And, since that single was made last year, I’d really like to hear something else from him, I really hope we will be able to enjoy more of his music, and that more people will know about him.

Song of the day (15th July) – Lisa Hannigan ft. Damien Rice – “9 Crimes”.

Hi guys! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sorry for my very long absence on here! Lots of catching up ahead! Firstly, I have a song for you. I believe it’s got some popularity some time ago in Poland, I at least have heard it around much earlier than I started to be really interested in Irish music, Celtic or not Celtic, and before I learnt that this song is by Lisa Hannigan, who is one of my most favourite Irish non-folk singers. I always kinda liked this song. I guess what I like the most about it is the melody. It’s also very emotive, as I’m sure you’d agree with me.

Song of the day (1st July) – Grant – “Waterline”.

Hi people! ๐Ÿ™‚

I have a song for you that I want to show you that comes from great young Swedish artist – Grant, artist name for Alma Caroline Cederlรถf. – She’s debuted last year, and this is actually her debut single and the first song I’ve heard from her. I heard it for the first time at the beginning of this year and it really, really spoke to me. And I think it’s going to speak to many people who struggle with mental illnesses, or any mental health issues. Her voice is powerful and magnetic, and the lyrics are raw, brutal and honest, but also positive. Hence I think it’s one of the best songs from my favourite artists tackling this subtle topic. Grant herself has been battling with anxiety, and her music has helped her to take back the control over her own life and deal with it. Here is this powerful piece.

Song of the day (27th June) Cornelia Jakobs – “Late Night Stories”.

Here’s one of my more interesting discoveries of this year – Cornelia Jakobs. – I really love her strong, hoarse voice, and her expressiveness! She’s from Sweden, though all of her music so far has been in English, but I’d love to hear her singing in Swedish. And this is one of my favourite songs by her.