Martin Stenmarck likely wasn’t aware of this year’s Eurovision slogan “Building Bridges” when he dreamed up his latest song “Glas, betong and cement”, but he’s latched on to the construction theme nonetheles. His number may not help you build said bridge, but it’ll certainly keep your spirits up while building it.
Translated as “Glass, Concrete and Cement”, it’s a sound follow-up to last year’s Melodifestivalen entry and continues his shift in direction following his disappointing result with “Las Vegas” at Eurovision 2005.
It starts off quite slow, with a few “plinky, plonky” keyboards, but builds to a nice chorus where Martin blasts out his powerful voice. It could be described as “anthemic” and perhaps should be the working anthem for builders all over Europe.
All in all this is a stomping pop song from Martin and it will be interesting to hear what he comes up with on his next album.
He also does an amazing job at performing it live—bring the vocals and a flash of eccentricity. During a recent live performance, he included a small person dressed up like a monkey dancing alongside him. If anyone could explain this, please do…
Thanks Martin and good luck with the song (and all that glass, concrete and cement).