Hi guys. 🙂
Today’s song is from a 17-year-old Swedish singer from Stockholm, Julia Elisabeth Viktoria Engborg, known simply as Julia Viktoria. She has made a few songs so far, and I must say I like her voice, as it sounds naturally very warm, and this particular song is really nice to listen, just very enjoyable. So, hope you’ll enjoy too. 🙂
I got to know this girl’s music some time ago, pretty recently, and it started with this song. It got stuck in my brain for days after I listened to it! I oftentimes don’t like very catchy songs, because they tend to be so uncomplicated and just don’t bring anything with them, however that’s not a rule and I do like some. I do like this one too. I guess mainly for Josefine’s voice, which is so strong and a little hoarse, I like it. Josefine Myrberg is Swedish and she became known after taking part in the Swedish edition of the show “Idol”.
So here’s Jon Henrik Fjällgren’s and Aninia’s song from Melodifestivalen. 🙂 Honestly I think “The Reindeer Herder’s Joik” is much better, and this one seems like made much more for mainstream, which it surely is, but I still like it and it’s cool. While Sami language is on my list of languages to learn and I love it dearly, I have no idea whether indeed “Eatneme gusnie jeenh dåaroeh” means the same as Swedish “En Värld Full Av Strider”, as I can only utter a few words in Sami, but at least I know for sure that “En Värld Full Av Strider” means a world full of battles. So here it is.
This is such a beautiful joik. If there are some people who don’t know what joik is, it’s such a way of singing, and a type of song, which is traditional for Lappland and Sami culture. I guess that since I first heard Jon Henrik Fjälgren’s joiking he is one of my most favourite Sami singers, be them joiking or not joiking, traditional or not, there aren’t many Sami singers whatsoever, or at least not very many that I know of. I think his joiks are particularly moving. But this one is my absolute favourite by him, I don’t even know why, but it’s just so stunningly beautiful! Isn’t it?!
And as for Fjällgren, his story is also very interesting. He was born i Cali in Colombia, lived in an Indian village for some time, and was moved to an orphanage from there. Later he was adopted by a Sami family from Sweden and lived with them in Mittodalen. He came to prominence when he took part in a Swedish talent competition in 2014. He also took part last year in Melodifestivalen (which is a Swedish contest during which the singer who will represent the country on Eurovision is selected) in 2017, with Aninia, and I will show you the song they sang together in another post. That’s what I know about him from both English
Wikipedia. So here’s the joik. 🙂
And the song for today isn’t Christmassy at all, it’s another song by Joakim Lundell I promised I’d share, made in collaboration with Sophie Elise (or Sofie Isachsen) as a vocalist. As you may remember, he’s Swedish, but Sophie Elise is a Norwegian celebrity and influencer, as far as I know she started off as a blogger, but is also a model, singer and actress, according to Norwegian Wikipedia or at least that’s what I was able to understand with my Swedish. 😀 I must say I really like this song, it’s just very nice. 🙂
Hi people. 🙂
I shared a song by Ji Nilsson with you a couple days ago. I know her music just since a bit more than a month, and while she’s maybe not one of my most most favourite artists, I certainly do like her music. On Christmas Eve I was listening to her music, and I discovered this song. It was such a big surprise to me! Because, in some way, in a lot of ways, it’s as if this song was about my Sofi and me. My Sofi is of course called Zofijka, but I very often call her just Sofi (rather not Sofie, or Sophie, but just Sofi), and I think it is a rather rare spelling, so even this thing itself is strange, that there is a song for Sofi, not Sophie, nor Sofie, not Sofia, but Sofi. And it turns out Ji Nilsson wrote it for her sister. I think it’s such a weird and interesting coincidence. It’s really pretty much about us, only that her Sofi is her big sister.
Hey people. 🙂
Today again I have some Scandi-pop for you, from Sweden. I think it is a really cool song, and I like it both in this version I’m sharing with you as well as the acoustic version. As for Arrhult, they’re a sibling duo, consisting of two sisters – Abbey and Agnes Arrhult – and from what I understand they gained popularity because of releasing some songs together with Joakim Lundell. In the very near future I’m going to show you another song by Joakim Lundell, made in collaboration with another female vocalist – Sophie Elise from Norway.- But for now, here’s the song with Arrhult, I think it’s pretty nice. 🙂