There must be something in that icy water that they drink, as Scandinavians seem to have a particularly keen ear for melody and harmony. Sweden, in particular, has given birth to a number of great popular music acts recently; Robyn, The Knife, Peter Bjorn & John, The Concretes, and umm…. Andreas Kleerup. You probably haven’t heard of the last one, but then that’s the reason for this press release.
Kleerup was half of the act responsible for the UK number 1 hit single, ‘With Every Heartbeat’. The other half was of course the feisty asymetrically fringed Robyn. His melancholic electro-pop framed Robyn’s ballad about break-up perfectly and secured it as one of the UK’s most prolific pop moments. As they wrote the song together they agreed to call it ‘Robyn with Kleerup’ on her album and ‘Kleerup with Robyn’ on his album.