Everybody knows Swedish pop favourites like ABBA, Roxette, Ace of Base and Robyn… but I’ve put together a list of music released in the past year (more or less) by some lesser known Swedish artists to use as mood music before and after the big show at our parties.
As in years past, I’ve been curating a playlist of artists who hail from Austria for our pre-Eurovision party… mostly because I rarely think about Austria, and I feel like it’s important to recognize that there are struggling musicians everywhere who have a song in their hearts. Some of this is outside my normal tastes, but I’ve found a way to appreciate almost all of these songs in their own way. (Disclaimer: I don’t speak German, so I can’t be responsible for the lyrical content therein. Although half the fun is not knowing the words for some of them!)