Hot Video Alert: Eric Saade feat. J-Son - Hearts In The Air
Swedish singing sensation Eric Saade is BACK with yet another hot, fresh electropop single. "Hearts In The Air" is the third single from Saade's sophomore album, Saade Vol. 1 and features Brazilian-born rapper J-Son. The single was released in Sweden on June 7th via Roxy Recordings (Agnes, Erik Hassle), entering the Swedish Singles Chart in the #2 spot, while the album came out June 29th, debuting at #1 on the Swedish Albums Chart. The single is an easy breezy summer pop single full of plenty of punch and attitude. 20 year old Saade is turning into quite the little popstar, isn't he? The Patric Ullaeus-directed video, which premiered June 28th on YouTube comes across as a little amateurish...kind of a lower budget version of a Taio Cruz video but no matter. It's all about the song here, which is hot.
Eric Saade competed for his native Sweden in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, coming in third place in the final, Sweden's highest Eurovision placement since 1999 when Charlotte Nilsson won the contest for her song "Take Me To Your Heaven." "Manboy," Saade's Eurovision entry, was written by Fredrik Kempe and Peter Boström and debuted on the Swedish charts at #1. While music is a big part of Saade's live these days, he did make a name for himself and earn some more fans back in 2009 when he hosted a popular music reality show called My Camp Rock, a Scandinavian series based on the hit Disney movie Camp Rock. Since then it's been a bit of a whirlwind for Saade, who released his debut album, Masquerade in 2010, watching it go all the way to the #2 spot on the Swedish Album Chart. The album spawned 2 top 50 singles including "Sleepless" and his eventual Eurovision contribution, "Manboy."
Drawing inspiration from the original 'King Of Pop,' Michael Jackson, Eric Saade has always known what he wanted to do with his life. his first stage performance was at the age of six when he sang at his mom's wedding. While music isn't Saade's ONLY interest (football is another), it is the one that guides his path today. While he's content with his Swedish success at the moment, cracking the notoriously difficult UK music scene is a future goal. I'd say at only 20 years old, Eric Saade has some time to turn that dream into a reality.
What do you think, does he have what it takes to becoming an international pop star? Download "Hearts In The Air" on Swedish iTunes HERE and check out the video below.