Darin Is a 'Lovekiller,' Releases New Swedish Album This Week
There's no hiding that Swedish pop singer Darin is one of my MANY pop crushes, but I think it's safe to say that he's secured a place in my heart with his new single "Lovekiller." Sure, the chorus basically repeats over and over and over and over but less is more as far as I'm concerned. "Lovekiller" does a good job showcasing Darin's killer vocals and when the BIGGER THAN LIFE chorus comes in (like right off an early Will Young album!), watch out! It's a little chintzy and repetitive but I can't stop singing the chorus! "You're a lovekiller. You're a love love killer. You're a lovekiller. You're a murderer!"
The single was co-penned by Darin and Tony Nilsson (Marie Serneholt, Alcazar) "Lovekiller" is the title track off of Darin's forthcoming fifth studio album, due out August 18th in Sweden. The 10-track album features Darin's Swedish Top 3 single "You're Out Of My Life" as well as his cover of Coldplay's "Viva La Vida." Lovekiller is Darin's FIRST album signed to Universal Music, parting ways with Sony after the release of 2008's Flashback.
Darin fans should check out the singer/songwriter's official YouTube channel between now and the 18th to hear snippets of new music from Lovekiller. The latest sneak peak, "Drowning" is a pretty little pop song, backed by gorgeous strings section and percussion, Darin's vocals sound near perfect. The boy can REALLY sing. First garnering attention as the runner up on Swedish Idol all the way back in 2004, Darin has worked with industry powerhouses including RedOne, Robyn and Max Martin. His duet with American singer Kat DeLuna, "Breathing Your Love," one of my favorites, peaked at #2 on the Swedish charts. Darin's also been flexing his songwriting muscle, penning music for last year's X-Factor winner Joe McElderry. "Lovekiller," the single is out now in Sweden, Lovekiller the album drops on August 18th. Show your love Sweden! I would if I could here in America.
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