Just over a year ago, we wrote about a new ‘next big thing’ type artist from Sweden, the young pop lady that is Vendela Palmgren.
Well she’s still on the right track to being this ‘next big thing’ that people always speak of, and she’s back with a brand new song that we’re totally in love with already. It’s called ‘Punk Rock Song’, but don’t worry, it’s not an actual punk rock song. It’s POP! So pop in fact, that it’s been composed by two of our absolute favourite songwriters in music today; Tony Nilsson and Sharon Vaughn.
Tony’s usual catchy and anthemic pop chorus are all in place, as are Sharon’s quirky lyrics. The lyrics to the chorus are particularly inspired;
“oh-oh, oh-oh, You know my dirty little secret,
oh-oh, oh-oh, I wanna sing like Patti Smith for you,
cos I love you like a punk rock song,
I love you like a punk rock song”
“I wanna sing like Patti Smith for you, cos I love you like a punk rock song” is ACTUAL genius, we love it! We were sent the song last night and haven’t been able to stop listening to it since, it’s just so charming. You can listen to it below in its full studio edit, synched to a video of Vendela performing the song at Globen shopping centre on the day of the Melodifestivalen final (so some of you might actually have already seen her, if you were around that day). She also performed as the opening warm up act before the Melodifestivalen final in Globen arena, on the Friday and Saturday. She premiered the song then and it’ll be released soon.
More good news is that 17 year old Vendela is flying off to London this month to write more songs with Tony Nilsson and Sharon Vaughn, who are both temporarily based there. London Melodifestivalen fans may actually have seen them (Tony and Sharon), as they popped into Marylebone Swedish pub, The Harcourt Arms, to watch Melodifestivalen being televised there a couple of times this year!