November 06, 2009

Flashback Friday: "Backwards".

This Friday I decided to take a walk back into Danish music history. Actually, a combination of Swedish and Danish.

Lisa Ekdahl is one of my all time favorite Swedish performers and I have posted her Bossa Nova inspired compilation previously. In mid nineties, she collaborated with the very talented Danish artist, Lars H.U.G and was featured as a guest performer on his album in 1996. Together they created a wonderful melancholic duet. Lisa's voice holds a certain feeling of nostalgia and fragility and completes his sensitive vocals, creating an exquisite chemistry. Furthermore, I completely love the cover of the single. The image seem so simple, yet feels so evocative and emotionally charged.

"Backwards" is to this day one of my favorite love songs, where the jazz inspired harmonies and poetic lyrics feel ever so recognizable and honest.


Elizabeth said...

Just had a little break from my household chores. While eating something I listened to the lovely music you listed to day. It was the perfect song at a perfect moment. Thanks.

Have a lovely weekend.

MsTypo said...

I love the jazz beats in this song. Thank you for sharing it with us. :)

Maria said...

Not a musical genre with which I am very familiar but - very nice to try to listen to something different. Very pleasant easy listening. Have a nice weekend Protege......

Unknown said...

i've never heard of her before, but wow,. She's amazing. What a lovely voice. It's really nice that you're sharing this to us. Am learning so much, and so much discovery too.

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steviewren said...

I like this song. It's very mellow and relaxing. I was totally surprised to hear that it was in English though. I expected to hear Danish...or Swedish.

Betsy Brock said...

I've never heard this....very nice. You do love the calming, soothing styles...lovely!

Reading Tea Leaves said...

A nice relaxing song to take us into the weekend. Thank you Protege - and have a lovely weekend.

Jeanne x

Sandi McBride said...

I love music and this was just what the Doctor ordered this morning! Thanks so much for enriching my musical knowledge!

Sandra Wilkes said...

Ooh la la! Thanks for the lovely tune. Isn't it amazing that you are in Denmark and I am in USA listening to your music and making a connection of a sort. We are all one and this proves it. Enjoy the moments in this day.

Brian Miller said...

beautiful song...i am not familiar with the it...i hope you have a great weekend!

Nessa said...

Smokey and sexy. Very beautiful.

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Claus said...

Such a relaxing tune!! and with a clear Bossa stamp I think. I too like Bossa, as you know, so I really enjoyed it. Glad to have come acquainted with it today!
have a great and relaxing weekend my friend!

Stacey J. Warner said...

very nice, have a wonderful weekend...
much love

Shelly's Style Shop said...

Such a beautiful song. I have never heard it before so thanks for sharing.

I hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend.

xoxo, Shelly

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Oh, yeah! Her voice is like a bell with clarity...thanks for introducing me. I did not know her. C

sprinkles said...

I've never heard of Lisa Ekdahl before. Since she's a Swedish performer, I was really surprised that it was in English!

Unknown said...

Very nice and carefree! A splendid and uplifting spirit!

Unknown said...

smooth jazz is my fav in music!! love it, both have awesome voices.

have a wonderful weekend!!

Unknown said...

p.s. love the flute in the background also. I played the flute in the high school band.

Zuzana said...

so happy you enjoyed this piece, your visits are always very special to me.,) xo

you are very welcome my dear friend.;)

glad to be sharing something new with you, likewise I hope your weekend is great.;) xo

you leave the most lovely and kind comments.;) Thank you, xo

glad you this.;) Ah yes, we have a lot of music that is performed in the English language on order to get it through internationally.;) xo

I think you are right, thank you for always finding the time to stop by.;) xo

thank you for your always kind words, hope your weekend is calm and relaxing too.;) xo

that makes me happy, what a great comment, thank you.;) xo

=Just Playin,
welcome and I so agree with that sentiment, it is amazing! Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again.;) xo

always so very kind in your words, they mean the world to me and likewise, have a wonderful weekend with your lovely family.;)

perfect words to describe this song, always happy when you stop by.;) xo

you and me both, we have very similar music taste.;) Always so happy when you stop by, your comments always warm my heart.;) xo

thank you and likewise.;) xo

happy to hear you enjoyed this.;) Your words always make me smile, have a wonderful weekend as well.;) xo

so right you, happy you liked this.;) xoxo

yes, it is very common for the Scandinavian performers to use English in order to reach acknowledgment internationally.;) Lisa also have albums in Swedish only.;) Always so happy when you stop by.;) xo

glad you liked this, your visits are always appreciated.;) xo

so happy that this tune appealed to you, always love when you visit dear friend.;) Flute is a beautiful instrument; fragile, yet strong.;) xo