Swedish chanteuse Britta Persson's composure amid the chaos of this video—her calm stance contrasting the crazed girls cartwheeling behind her—is a decent analogy for her music. Persson crafts delicious, slightly raucous pop with amazing stream of consciousness lyrics like you're reading her thoughts jotted in a notepad. It sounds like the Ronettes as viewed by the original cast of Skins—pure perfect harmonies with a modern EU ennui. I want to meet a bear before I die is a pretty good sentiment, and the confessional "Some Girls Some Boys," streamable below, has some gems, too: some girls just can't go with the flow. Truth! Her new album, Current Affair Medium Rare, is out September 8, and if these tracks are any indication it's gonna fucking rule.
July 29, 2010