Melodifestivalen stars have been keeping busy releasing new tracks for the summer. We’ve already heard new releases from Dinah Nah, Ace Wilder, Samir & Viktor, Wiktoria, Eric Saade, Charlotte Perralli and Måns Zelmerlöw. Now it’s time for some more from Magnus Carlsson, SaRaha, Victor och Nattan and Dolly Style.
Magnus Carlsson – “Ge mig sommar”
The schlager king had a Melfest hit in 2015 with “Möt mig i Gamla Stan”, which became the unofficial theme song in Stockholm sung en route from Gamla Stan station to Euroclub. Magnus is back with another schlagertastic banger, “Ge mig sommar” (Give me summer). Its schlager credentials are impeccable, with production by Thomas G:son and a glorious key change at just the right moment. This is what we need.
SaRaha – “Kengele”
After emerging as one of the break-out stars of Melfest 2016 with “Kizunguzungu”, SaRaha’s follow-up single continues to blend Euro dance-pop with Tanzanian Afropop styles. But rather than the feel-good fun of “Kizunguzungu”, “Kengele” is slower, a sexy jam for those hot summer nights. SaRaha brings it.
Victor och Natten “Vi var unga”
Victor och Natten made his debut at Melfest 2016 with “100%”. He might not have qualified for the final, but it was enough to ensure he’d have a follow-up single, “Vi var unga” (We were young). It’s not quite as poppy as “100%” and returns to Victor’s hip hop style, but the track is full of infectious rhythms and Victor delivers a big pop chorus.
Dolly Style – “Unicorns & Ice Cream”
Polly, Molly and Holly are back with their unique style of bubblegum pop. “Unicorns & Ice Cream” is a rock-infused track, sounding like the sort of thing Katy Perry was doing in the late ’00s. The song is a celebration of a magic night, where the girls are driving around on a pink motorbike (of course), with unicorns and ice cream and other Dolly delights. And if you’re wondering what a “bad-ass shopper” is, that’s their Dolly Style way of pronouncing chopper. Though we’re sure they’re also bad-ass shoppers.