LiStening Now // May 31st

1987

1987 – Michelle

When the guys at 2014 blog chose this track, amongst their other Swede-centric selections, for our On The Stereo section in the magazine, it wasn’t a track we knew. One listen, though, and it’s abundantly obvious why 1987’s Michelle made the cut. Gently danceable in a way you could never dance to, sweetly lullabylic in way that would keep you up for hours, sung entirely in Swedish and yet somehow entirely understandable; Michelle is a glorious statement of intent from the returning 1987, and when the track flutters into dazzling life, about halfway through, you know this yet another addition to the Swedish canon of pop wonderment.

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