So about this tune!
I guess it's the catchiest amongst my songs. I wrote it already back in 2007 and it was also the first track of my first EP that was released in 2014.
Oh yes it has lingered for long but I have always loved, and still love to sing it. I also knew it deserved a better production than the one from 2014, recorded in my student flat in mono with bad microphones.
In concerts in the meantime my friend Torkel Rönnblad came up with that 16th note beat in the drums that I just loved. So I wanted to give this song a final and good production with drums and bass and recorded with good mics because that really matters. And here it is. Funny that I left the name "slask" on the first EP that means pre-version or "not ready" in Swedish
The song has quite simple chords although I play it in D flat major. The vers and refrain only alters between D flat major and G flat major all along. I like when it shifts to D flat minor and ends up in A flat major just before the more stormy middle part begins in B major starting with an E major chord.
Although I am a violinist myself, I know G flat major is not the most preferably tonality to play in, but it seems with these songs, so far, the voice and the piano has priority when it comes to comfortable position.
I've left the string arrangement untouched since 2007. I loved writing the most joyful and playful melody in the violins in major while the lyrics went "I hate you"...
With the lyrics of this song, back then, it helped me to finally come back to sanity and to some objective clarity after having been obsessed with someone for quite a long time.
Now read some really nice reviews of this tune from
Nordic Music Review
Ear to the ground music
and listen to this podcast (in Swedish)