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“Kom vila hos mig” featured on “Krigarnas Ö”

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Emil Jonsvik with Marie Fredriksson. Photo: Pernilla Petersson

It’s almost a year now since we reported that a song by Marie Fredriksson was supposed to be featured on the Swedish movie “Krigarnas Ö” by Emil Jonsvik (who directed Marie Fredriksson’s video “Sista Sommarens Vals“). The movie is out in Sweden since May and now it was time to ask Emil about the song and the movie again since we weren’t able to watch it until now and haven’t read anything about Marie’s song anywhere yet.

The demo version of “Kom vila hos mig” is what you can hear in the credits of the movie. Emil wrote us why he chose it:

“It’s a naked beautiful song of Marie Fredriksson and the tune written of Mikael Bolyos and it makes everyhing come together. I’m always happy to work with so genius musicians as Marie and Mikael.”

So, technically, when the movie was being shot, the song was still new. Right now, Emil is trying to make the movie available worldwide. Until now you can purchase the movie in Scandinavia only:

The film is right now released with the big company SF, SF anytime in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. (Se it on SF anytime, Telia, comhem, Xbox 360 app, bredbandsbolaget …) We hope to plan a world wide release later this year.

Thanks to Emil Jonsvik for the information!

 

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Interview with Mikael Bolyos: “Working with Marie is a blessing”

Marie Fredriksson’s album “Nu!” is out since Wednesday. Reason enough to ask her husband, Mikael Bolyos, who wrote most of the songs, to ask some questions about the process of recording and some well-known names who came with “Nu!”.  Thankfully he made a slot in his tight agenda to answer our questions. We appreciate that!

Mikael, we saw that you collaborated with 4 other songwriters. How did you choose them? Did they offer their texts or did you kind of order them? We remember Ulf Schagerström, who wrote Mot ökända hav and Aldrig som främlingar. How come you worked with him and the others and how was working with them?

Mikael Bolyos: I quite recently started to express myself in lyrics. It’s not that easy for me, so it takes mostly a while to finish a song. I always liked the simplicity and poetry in Kenneth’s lyrics, so when I had the song ”Bara 3 ord”, I just gave him a call and asked if he was interested in helping me out. Luckily he wasSkavlan. He is such a talent!!! Johan Kinde was the singer in a band I used to play keyboards in (Lustans Lakejer). We always got along wery well so it was easy asking him for a text. To me ”Stjärna som brinner” is one of the best texts on the album. Uno and I met during the Roxette concert in Göteborg 2011, and we talked about doing something together and Ulf has, as you know, been working with Marie since day 1. He contributed on several songs that we recorded, but only 3 of them are on the album.

Good choices. The lyrics on “Nu!” are really impressive. And how and why did you decide to produce the album with Christoffer Lundquist and how can we imagine the producing process? Have you been to Skåne or did he come to Stockholm?

Mikael: As you know, Christoffer has during the years made an exceptional good job in recording Marie with Roxette. They are such a great team in the studio, speaking the same language (Skånska). Although Marie is such a great singer, I wanted to improve the vocal part from what we’ve done before. Chris became more & more involved in the process so we decided to produce the album together recording in AGM in Skåne and Atlantis in Stockholm. We are both (Marie and me) so happy working with Chris.

When I first asked you for the interview you wrote that you are satisfied yourself with the album. Now that it’s released, what are you most satisfied with? Which song is your favourite song and why? And which is Marie’s?

Mikael: I must say that I’m very satisfied with how the leadvocal turned out. Thanx to Chris! Favourite song ? Hmm … maybe ”Kom vila hos mig”. I think I managed to say something with the lyrics and I like the beat. Marie says her favourite song is ”Vad vore jag utan dig”.

To get more insight (since we are very curious, of course). When Marie writes a song, does she do it on her own and presents it to you when it’s done or are you evolving it together? Speaking of Sista sommarens vals! How did you develop this song?

Mikael: Marie writes on her own and presents it to me when it’s more or less finished. We made a demo on the song and then we re-recorded it in AGM with Chris.

How did you choose treview_DIhe first single, “Kom vila hos mig”?

Mikael: Marie wanted an uptempo song and “Kom vila hos mig”  felt like an excellent choice.

From the lyrics and looking at you 2 we know how you feel towards each other, but how would you describe working together with Marie?

Mikael: Working with Marie is a blessing. She is so patient and a great source of inspiration.  She is amazing in her concentration and has extraterrestrial singing skills.

Do you have demos to all songs? Are you considering to release them all?

Mikael: Mostly, we record a serious demo that we can develop into the final version.  Like put real bass & drums into it instead of programmed. We never thought of releasing the demos.

Are there demos with your voice to the songs you wrote for “Nu!?

Mikael: Yes! Some of the songs are with my vocals on it. I can assure you that those demos won’t be released as long as I’m alive.

Three words you think describe the album the best?

Mikael: Life is good!

After I read most of the reviews of the album in the internet I really didn’t know what to think of the Swedish music journalists. Some wrote it’s one of the best albums ever, some wrote it’s weak and nothing special and most important: all of them picked different weak or strong songs which shows that it’s really only a thing of taste and nothing else. Do you care about those reviews? D
o you read them at all or is indeed the most important thing that the artist is satisfied with his work?

Mikael: Yes, I admit that the reviews have been different from each other, but no one has been really nasty so far. Still it’s interesting, as you say, that they pick different songs as their favorites. To your questions I answer Yes, Yes, Yes! I read them, I care about them and after all what matters the most is to be satisfied yourself. (Another review on the left)

Final question. Is there any question you want to be asked about the album that we didn’t ask? Feel free to ask and answer yourself. Maybe we missed the most important aspect!

Mikael: Hmm. I really don’t know what that could be. Maybe that the first two songs we recorded were already mixed in Jan 2010. We thought the album would be released in 2010/2011, but as you know something else came between.

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“Kom vila hos mig” available for purchase and streaming

Marie Fredriksson’s single is already available for purchase in Scandinavia:

Digital single:
iTunes
CDON

Streaming:
Spotify
Wimp

We still don’t have any information about a physical single. We will keep you informed!

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“Kom vila hos mig” lyrics

If you missed Marie Fredriksson hype, check this news and that one too. Oh, don’t forget about this as well! Here below you will find latest Marie Fredriksson’s lyrics written down by some crazy non-Swedish speaking fans, including Nathalie, Patrícia and me. Enjoy!

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KOM VILA HOS MIG
Written by: Mikael Bolyos

Solen den slår mot fönstret
Luften ligger så varm och tung

Det är skönt att vara människa
Den som ändå vore ung

Jag älskar dig för evigt
Det gör så ont att se dig svag

Du blundar för allt det vackra
Du blundar för varje dag

Kom vila hos mig, kom vila hos mig
Du behöver inte oroa dig
Kom vila hos mig, kom vila hos mig

Jag tröstar dig min kära
Men din tystnad gör mig svag

Du sjunker in i sorgen
Ner i själens svarta hav

Den tid vi har tillsammans
Blir så skör när dagen dör

Jag vill att du är lycklig
Se på ljuset utanför

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Listen to Marie Fredriksson’s new single “Kom vila hos mig”

Lyssna: Lyssna på Marie Fredrikssons nya hit “Kom vila hos mig”

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Marie Fredriksson on the press conference to promote her new single

According to tweets from various sources, including Fredriksson’s manager Marie Dimberg, Niklas Stromstedt or people behing WIMP streaming site, Marie Fredriksson attended the press meeting in Stockholm to promote her new single.

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Exclusive premiere of Marie Fredriksson’s single on P4 radio station

Marie Fredriksson’s “Kom vila hos mig” will premiere exclusively on P4 national radio station just after 2PM CET on the 24th of September. Listen to it here.

Additionally two new Marie pictures were published – one being “Kom vila hos mig” single cover and one used for world’s premiere article on P4. Both pictures are credited to Fredrik Etoall, photographer previously responsible for Roxette’s “Travelling” photosession.

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Marie Fredriksson’s new album out in November, single out this week!

TT  (Swedish news agency) has published a few more details about the release of Marie’s upcoming album. The single “Kom vila hos mig” will be out on Wednesday this week (Sept. 25) and the album “NU!” will be out end of November. Marie tells TT that she really looked forward to releasing an album in Swedish, “time goes by so fast and after I got sick I didn’t manage to do more.” As we all know, Roxette got “inbetween”: they recorded two albums and went on a world tour which started in 2010 and ended in 2012.

Marie’s husband Mikael Bolyos has written most of the songs, but they have also worked with various songwriters such as Per Gessle – as Marie revealed in an interview with us a few weeks ago -, Uno Svenningsson, Kenneth Gärdestad, Ulf Sagerström or Johan Kinde. Marie also tells that her voice has changed, “it has become darker”, but she thinks that all in all her voice has become better.

TT also reveals that Marie is working on a book about her life and that Marie already chose the author she will work with for this project. Besides that, Marie explained that Per is already writing new material for a Roxette album.

Marie also says that her only wish at the moment is to hit the road and play live, and meet her fans. This will hopefully happen next year.

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