Nicklas Sahl – Planets

“From the moment the second chorus begins the song never really dips at all.”

Tim: Continuing our recent theme of “potentially off-putting verses redeemed by good choruses”, this from a Swedish artist we’ve not featured before, and we missed the lead single from his debut EP. Here’s the follow up title track, though.

Tim: Admittedly, the verse isn’t anywhere nearly as potentially off-putting–

Tom: Speak for yourself, those dark bits put me right off.

Tim: –and the chorus isn’t quite as good as the previous tracks, but that “it’s your planet I run to” does sound lovely and, as is so often the case, from the moment the second chorus begins the song never really dips at all.

Tom: I’ll grant you that, yes, that final line of the chorus does sound lovely — as does the instrumentation around it. But, again, there’s just not enough in the rest of the song to make that work for me.

Tim: I do find it a tad distracting that his voice is in parts a dead ringer for Måns Zelmerlöw’s — compare the “here I go, like an astronaut” with the opening of Heroes — but never mind, as it’s a very enjoyable track.

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