October 8, 2012

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Join Swede Singer El Perro Del Mar's Neon Dance Party in the Clouds

Swedish songbird El Perro Del Mar, aka Sarah Assbring, is one of the more underappreciated gems of Scandinavia (IMHO).

She debuted in the indie-pop world in 2006 with her self-titled debut and its catchy pairing of strings, piano, horns, keys and woe-is-me lyrics. It was dainty and just great. I couldn't stop listening, especially to tracks like her mournful-Motown single "God Knows." She followed with two more solid efforts, including 2007's From the Valley to the Stars, home of finger-snapping gem "You Can't Steal a Gift," and is now preparing to release her fourth effort, Pale Fire, on November 13. The first taste, "Walk On By," proves that she's on a bit of a streak—and is now finding inspiration in a different style and era of music: '80s dance.

Like Annie Lennox in a C&C Music Factory video (...or something like that), Assbring grooves and struts across a neon-effected sky. It's soooooo '80s. But while she may be bustin' a move, girl still can't shake the blues: "Solitude is my best friend," she coos. It must be; girl is dancing alone.

Watch above and pick up Pale Fire when it drops in November.