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free music friday: marit bergman
November 13, 2009, 12:14 pm
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fmf_maritbergmanMarit Bergman
‘Dream With Me Tonight’

It’s baffling how Marit Bergman remained one of Sweden’s best-kept musical secrets until her collaboration with über-producer Kleerup on his 2009 single ‘3AM’. In a world so willing to embrace the grandiose and very Scandinavian sounds of El Perro Del Mar and Frida Hyvönen, it would seem like a no-brainer for people to fall madly for multiple Grammi-winning Marit’s wily charms and witticisms, especially now she has relocated to the musical hotbed of Brooklyn. Perhaps it’s because she’s a more slippery proposition than some of her peers, one whose trademark sound is all over the map. As if to prove a point, brand new track ‘Dream With Me Tonight’ takes us to California by way of Stockholm and even back in time. With one foot firmly planted in the ’60s, it’s harmony rich in a heartwarming fashion that’s surely owing to the cosy effusions of The Mamas & The Papas, and as retro-wistful (if not quite as precious) as anything Sarah Assbring has created. Proving yet again that no one does the upbeat music/downbeat lyric contrast quite as well as our Nordic friends, lines like “It’s been 3 months and 21 days / you’re an ocean and a heartbreak away” are uplifted by a layered backdrop of insistent tambourine, wet-sounding drums, double bass, guitar and a lovely flourish of organ. Wonderful stuff. MP3 after the jump.

FREE MP3: Marit Bergman, ‘Dream With Me Tonight’

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