Monday, February 29, 2016

Josefin Nilsson is dead

I'm sorry to hear that Swedish pop singer Josefin Nilsson has passed away, only forty-six years old. She is perhaps best known as the lead singer of pop group Ainbusk who found success with singles such as "Lassie" and "Älska Mej". Josefin also competed in Melodifestivalen 2005 – the Swedish pre-selection to the Eurovision Song Contest – with the beautiful ballad "Med Hjärtats Egna Ord".

I still love Josefin's solo album "Shapes" from 1993, written by former ABBA members Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. Maybe this is what ABBA would've sounded like if they had still been recording music in the nineties? If you enjoy Josefin's voice, you must get this album. It's a pop masterpiece.

My personal favourites by Josefin are "Heaven And Hell", "We Won't Be Going Anywhere", "Where The Whales Have Ceased To Sing" and "High Hopes And Heartaches (Radio Remix)". A magical voice has gone silent and will be missed by fans worldwide.

Rest in peace, Josefin.