I guess you should always expect the unexpected from Swedish soul singer Klara Kazmi. We’ve heard her dramatic change in direction with her last sexy, “baby-making” release “Nice”. Now, her new single “Sunshine and Butterflies” takes yet another exciting turn.
This time, Klara brings her unique warmth and style in a southern American country sound, with sweet harmonies, banjo accompaniments by Sling Fingers, and the playful sounds of tongue smacking. (Not sure if it’s called that, but listen to the song and you’ll hear what I mean).
You’ll immediately picture white picket fences and rocking chairs, which, even if you are not a lover of country music, still demonstrates what Klara does best—makes you smile! It’s also no coincidence that one of her first releases was called “Smiiiiile”. So naturally, Klaras’ trademark, feel-good vibe radiates from this song, too. The catchy lyrics in the chorus exemplify this perfectly:
I have no worries on my mind, it feels so good to be alive! I look upon the sky, and I can’t see a single cloud! Yes, it feels so good to be alive…
This time, Klara explains that her change in direction was inspired by seeing Stockholm in the sunshine.
“I’m amazed over the effect that summer has on people! Suddenly my whole hometown “Stockholm” is full of wonderful, happy and smiling people. ….. I’m celebrating this phenomenon by releasing a new single, a tribute to Mother Earth and Father Sun. A celebration of the magic of summer!”
By the way, I presume she means Stockholm, Alabama…
The production is, as always, excellent, and Klara and her producer, Marco Deb are clearly enjoying playing with music and sounds together. Clearly, though, a lot of work has gone into this. Amazingly, Klara has made the track “Sunshine and Butterflies” available for FREE!
”I’m giving it away for free, just like love and everything else that is good in life. This is my gift to all of you,” says Klara.
This is an invitation I urge you to accept, as Klara’s music and world are infectiously good.
Overall, I like this “country” track. However, it does beg the tantalizing question: what will Klara have in store for us next?
Scandinavian Soul Rating 4/5
You can download the track now on the player below!