Lennixx – “Shiver”.

Hi! 🙂

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 Kallström 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 (16th August) – Yr Angen – “Nawr Mae Drosto” (Now It’s Over).

I haven’t posted any songs from this Welsh indie rock band I love, even though I still love them very much. So here’s another song from them, I guess this is the one that has been their most famous song in Wales – “Nawr Mae Drosto”.

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, 😛 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?!

Song of the day (14th August) – Loreena MCKennitt – “The Lady Of Shalott”.

This song from Loreena MCKennit, as you can probably guess, tells the story of Elaine of Astolat, from the Arthurian legend. Well, moreover, it’s the musical adaptation of the whole poem “The Lady Of Shalott” by Alfred Tennyson. That’s how I’ve first heard this poem – sung by Loreena MCKennitt. – And thanks to this song, I’ve become interested in Arthurian legends, as part of my fascination with everything Celtic. Until then, I didn’t really know much about Arthurian legends. But now I find them very interesting. And this one is my favourite. So here is this long song. I really love the way she adapted this poem and made a lovely piece of music out of it.

Song of the day (13th August) – Loreena MCKennitt – “Down By The Sally Gardens”.

Here is another song by Loreena MCKennitt that I love and want to share with you. Originally, it was a peoem written by William Butler Yeats – Irish 20th century poet and Nobel Prize winner (it was “Down By The Salley Gardens” in the original I believe). – Apparently, Yeats based some of it on a folk ballad “The Rambling Boys Of Pleasure”. It’s been recorded as a song by many artists though, and especially those making Celtic music. I think Loreena’s version is one of the best I know. b