2 Blyga Läppar – Du är så jävla fin

“If the song doesn’t get a massive grin on your face, I may have to reconsider our friendship.”

Tim: Swedish band here with a song called ‘You’re So Damn Fine’, and oh, this song really is. The video you might find a bit irritating, Tom, but if the song doesn’t get a massive grin on your face, I may have to reconsider our friendship.

Tom: Actually, the most irritating thing about the video is that clearly someone doesn’t know how to properly colour-grade the drone footage.

Tim: Yeah, yeah I see that.

Tom: Also: I nearly shouted “Are you ready, Steve?” over that drum intro, and then started humming Walking On Sunshine when the guitar kicked in. Fortunately, the rest of the song made up for all that.

Tim: Now, it takes a hell of a lot for a song to have a key change and yet that still not even be in my top 5 things, but I think this song manages it, because OH there are just so many good bits here. The trumpet fanfares!

Tom: There’s clearly some ska influence here. I am very okay with horn sections coming back.

Tim: The woo-oo-oohs! The fact that it ends on what is clearly an instrumental ‘YEAH’! The lyric at the end of the first verse which states that “I’ll be your Volvo if you’ll be my Jaguar”! And most importantly of all: the sense of FUN.

Tom: Yep, that really shines through.

Tim: I’ve said it many times before but a song can become so much more enjoyable if it’s apparent that actually, the people involved were have a good time making it. And here: oh, boy. Admittedly the fact that they were filming in a villa in Marbella probably helped, but still. There’s a sense of joy woven throughout this song, and it can’t help but be infectious.

And, yes, there’s that key change. God, I love this.

Tom: I want to go and film something in Marbella now.

Tim: Sure – just take me with you, will you?

2 Blyga Läppar & Drängarna – Iskall öl & Captain Morgan

“Ridiculous, but brilliant.”

Tim: 2 Blyga Läppar are a band that specialise in party-esque tracks; Drängarna are a rock dansband. Right now, they’re singing about ice cold beer and a certain brand of rum. Prediction: you’ll smile.

Tim: And oh, the number of times I’ve pressed play on that since I first heard it.

Tom: I did smile. During that introduction, and during the chorus, and during that soaring guitar solo middle eight. How long has it been since we’ve heard a guitar solo middle eight? And what’s it about? Other than alcohol.

Tim: Well, they’re bored of the system, you see, cycling to work and back every day (like they do in Vietnam), but, as we get to the chorus, it’s the weekend, so come over, party, relax in the sun, drink the aforementioned drinks. We’re offering free spirits and sticks of dynamite, just as long as you’re happy. And boy, am I happy.

Tom: The string section taking the main melody is ridiculous, but brilliant. It’s worth nothing, too, that the modern pop song structure of the last few years — that you have two choruses, one vocal and one instrumental — has now gone back into dansband numbers like this.

Tim: This is, I think the most ludicrous song we’ve featured in a while, just for the beautiful combination of guitar rock, those string like you said, and the utter silly joy that emanates from every single second of it. And I love it. Get me a two song playlist with this and last week’s Drifters track, and I’ll be happy for a good few days.