Saturday, October 6, 2012

Niki & The Dove - Somebody

Somebody (album version)

I just stumbled upon this track and I am ever so glad that I did.  This is one of the most infectious songs I've heard in a long time.  I immediately liked them on Facebook and then did a wiki search and surprise, surprise... They're Swedish.  That should come as no shock because it's great and I have yet to be disappointed by anything to come out of Sweden.  Niki & The Dove are a trio from Stockholm comprised of Malin Dahlström (vocals), Gustaf Karlöf (keyboards) and Magnus Böqvist (drums).  They finished 5th in BBC's Sound of 2012 poll and have since released their debut album, Instinct.  

This track sounds like something that Prince would have produced, like they are secretly a member of the Revolution and hang out with Vanity and Apollonia.  The vocals are amazing and the production value is super high.  Malin has a vulnerability to her voice that draws you in on her first lyric and holds you there for the entire song.  The middle eight is so Prince it's not funny and I love it!

I am going to listen to more and probably fall head over heels for them.  When I learn more, I will get back and let you know.  They are massive and it's going to be an intense love affair, I believe.

Niki & The Dove on the Web

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