His Melfest 2018 runner-up song “Every Single Day” reached the top of the charts in Sweden, and a few weeks ago, Felix Sandman released a new single titled “Imprint”. And today, the upcoming artist has dropped his solo debut album Emotions.
The former Fooo Conspiracy/FO&O member has now released his first solo record. Prior to the release, “Every Single Day” became one of the favourites to win Melodifestivalen 2018. Eventually, Felix finished as runner-up but spent a month at the top of the Swedish singles chart.
Despite his Melfest loss to Benjamin Ingrosso, there is nothing but love between the two. They even released a duet in Swedish (“Trorr du att han bryr sig”), which climbed up to number seven on Sverigetopplistan.
Earlier this summer, Sandman gave us another preview of his debut album. The second single “Imprint” — which we’ve also previously reviewed — is an uptempo track with a deep message about heartbreak and longing.
Despite the song not reaching the heights of “Every Single Day” (it only made it to No.52 on Sverigetopplistan), anticipation for Felix’s debut album is definitely there. “Imprint” has so far accumulated over three million streams on Spotify, which is more than what most of this year’s Eurovision entries have reached!
Emotions – modern pop music
With his first two singles “Every Single Day” and “Imprint”, you’re getting just what you expect from the rising singer-songwriter. The opening track “Part of Me” is a mid-tempo song, where Sandman makes it clear that “you will always be a part of me / what we had will always follow me / it will never turn to nothing”. Whoever he’s singing about has made a lasting impact on his life!
The album picks up speed with “Imprint” before Sandman sings an ode to his ex-girlfriend Lovisa. During this emotional piece, he sings that “Still what hurts the most is I can’t let go” as well as “Every height just leads to lows”. The harmonic ballad breaks down his previous relationship — apparently, he’s not over it just yet… (“So my dear Lovisa, if you love me just let me know”).
While the feels are there, the album also delivers some more uplifting music, which is when tracks like “Everything Is Great” or “Hands On You” come in. Last but not least, the more up-tempo side-B concludes with his Melodifestivalen entry “Every Single Day”.
The album features a total of 11 songs. The record is also split into two sides, using the traditional format of a vinyl LP. Previous releases “Every Single Day” and “Imprint” have also made their way to the tracklist.
Six songs have been marked as explicit on iTunes due to a few curse words appearing in the lyrics — Felix has definitely been paying attention to Robin Bengtsson! Lyrically, there’s lots of personal (love-related) experiences and stories put into modern pop beats.
What do you think about Felix Sandman’s new album Emotions? What are some of your favourite songs? Tell us in the comment section below!
An inoffensive background album with a bunch of well produced songs. Quite happy to have this on from time to time. I wonder if Robyn will be invited to Melfest this year?
I’ve listened to it and it didn’t really impress me… a lot of fillers and impersonal songs, but there were occasional bops. Nothing more and nothing less than you’d expect from a Swedish pop act…
Felix is an amazing artist and his new album is so good!
I want him to win Melfest next year, please come to ESC darling:))
He can’t compete in 2019 but he’ll be able to in 2020 so fingers crossed 🙂
I’ve heard that you can only compete twice in a row and he competed in 2017 as a part of FO&O and 2018 solo
I haven’t checked the rules myself though :3 I’d be happy to find out I was wrong xD I want him to compete in 2019!
Amazing albun from amazing artist. Felix has taken the right way. Part of me is good opening track it sets you in the mood and show what Felix is about. Lovisa and Every single day are heartbreaking. Album has great melodies, what i love. And every song tells a story. Great debut! 8/10