I’m full of stress and deadlines, which is why I haven’t posted much lately, and which is why this installment will be both somewhat brief and “easy” – by which I mean that I won’t talk on length about some semi-obscure piece, but rather just go for a piece most hipsters out there should already be aware of.
Familjen (Swedish for the family) is a Swedish techno band I stumbled over not so long ago. They made their album debut in 2007 with Det Snurrar I Min Skalle, and the album’s title song is this week’s featured pieces.
It’s catchy, the vocals are both odd and pleasant, and I’ve no immediate idea as to what the song is about (even though I understand Swedish). Unfortunately, none of the other tracks on the album really come close to being as good as this. In fact, I plain don’t like them, with maybe the exception of the track “Nu Händer Det Igen”. But, regardless of the rest of the album, this is a great little electronic pop song.
The song also has a great music video to go with it, which won a Swedish Grammy award. I believe it’s edited video footage from a vekkelsesmøte – a Christian religious gathering – complete with singing and perhaps some kind of healing, but as it progresses it seems more like a rave. I wish they’d not inserted the original footage at the end though. Regardless, probably one of the best music videos I’ve seen.