MP3: Britta Persson - You are not my boyfriend

As much as I was looking forward to the new Britta Persson album "Top quality bones and a little terrorist", I'm a little iffy on the final result, but I suspect that's at least partially due to me not spending enough time with it. I fully planned on listening to it thoroughly during the long drives on my recent vacation, I just never felt inspired to put it on. There's certainly a few standout tracks such as "Winter tour" (the first single), "You are not my boyfriend" (the song I've posted today and the second single) and, one of my personal favorites, the sour and downkey "Oh how wrong". The raw emotion and sparse arrangement makes that one a winner in my book. So it's not as if I don't like the record at all, I guess I just don't like it as much as I expected to, or at least not yet. Britta is certainly a strong songwriter and she possesses a charming lilt to her voice. The work she's done with fellow Swedish singer/songwriter Kristofer Åström has been amazing (including the song they sing together on the new record). So you see, there's a lot to like despite my grumpy naysaying. I strongly suspect it will grow on me. Of course, you don't have to listen to me repeatedly contradict myself to form an opinion - download the song and listen for yourself.

Britta Persson - You are not my boyfriend