Normally I hate shuffle but today it completely derailed my morning. I thought I had a Song Of The Day all picked out and then from the depths of my Release Radar the blessed algorithm delivered Copenhagen producer HEDEGAARD back to me. I tumbled into him late last year courtesy of my well trained Discover Weekly playlist but got distracted being on tour to really spend some time getting to know him and my gateway song, “Ready To Love You”.
Upon the first 15 seconds of his latest single, “Back To You”, I was completely enthralled by the combination of the tight production and the vocal stylings of New York’s very own Stolar (who I will admit I was clueless about until this song but plan to get better acquainted with later). But wait! There’s more! The Dutch DJ also enlists newcomer Ylva to contribute a verse and duet with Stolar. Fun fact: the now 18 year old singer had her breakout debut on the Norwegian talent show The Stream two years ago where she ended up in second place on the popular television show.
In my frantic excitement today I’ve poured over HEDEGAARD’s biggest hits and was consistently impressed at how carefully crafted each song is. It’s definitely worth your time to check out tracks like, “Need You Right Now”, “Salvation”, and “Go Back”.