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free music friday: jonna lee
August 14, 2009, 9:35 am
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fmf_jonnaleeJonna Lee
‘Violent Playground’ [Nitzer Ebb cover]

Platinum blonde Jonna Lee is a colourful Swedish singer-songwriter who shares her unusual name with a little known US actress who counts a bit part in ‘Murder She Wrote’ on her CV. Born in the historical city of Linköping, she moved to London during her teenage years. After a brief tenure in a band, she started working on her debut solo album, 10 Pieces, 10 Bruises. Released in 2007, it saw her teaming up with the likes of Ed Harcourt, Supergrass drummer Danny Goffey, and her fiancé, Travis member Claes Björklund. ‘Violent Playground’ is not a track from Jonna’s recent album This Is Jonna Lee, which dropped back in March this year [review], but an unexpected and transformative cover of the song by Essex-based EMB (Electronic Body Music, or industrial dance) group Nitzer Ebb. Recorded while on a “holiday-ish” break, this floaty number is apparently a live take, though you’d never guess it from the rippling piano and spotlessly dreamy execution. MP3 after the jump.

FREE MP3: Jonna Lee, ‘Violent Playground’ [Nitzer Ebb cover, via Last.fm]

visit Jonna on Myspace

‘Human’ [The Killers cover, acoustic]

‘Lake Chermain’ [feat. Annika Norlin of Hello Saferide]


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