Sunday again, time for a classic. Today's Tune "Ängeln i rummet" (Swedish for "Angel in the Room"), is a single released by Swedish singer Eva Dahlgren from the 1989 album Fria Världen 1.989. Eva Dahlgren released through BMG and Big Mama Music. Peaking at number four in 1989, it is her highest charting song ever, tied with "Vem tänder stjärnorna" in 1991. The song won a Grammis for Song of the Year. Dahlgren also performs an English version of the song called "Angel in My Room".
In 2011, Iranian-Swedish singer-songwriter Laleh participated in the Swedish television show "Så mycket bättre" (so much better), which sees a number of artists create new interpretations of the others songs. Her performances on the show were lauded by both critics and the public. Following the show, it was noted in the media that she had been given "a second breakthrough".
"Ängeln I Rummet" is not officially released as a single by Laleh, the song was available digitally in Sweden as part of the weekly compilations that accompanied the series, on 6 November 2011, released by Universal Music Sweden in conjunction with TV4. It was later included on her extended play of all of the interpretations included on the show, titled Tolkningarna on 25 December 2011, released by Lost Army and Warner Music Sweden. Furthermore Tolkningarna was released as a bonus disc on the physical versions of Laleh's fourth studio album, Sjung, released on 25 January 2012.
So today I choose Laleh's version, were she reworked Dahlgren's slow intimate pop ballad and created a synth-driven upbeat indie pop song. The end result is very good. Enjoy!
Laleh - Ängeln i rummet Live at Allsång på skansen 2012
More info @
Official Laleh Web
Official Eva Dahlgren Web
Listen to "Laleh - Ängeln I Rummet" on Spotify here!