1. Louis The Child & Icona Pop – Weekend
The Stockholm duo, er, pop up on this dazzling lament to partying too hard on schoolnights. “We’ve been treating weekdays like the weekend.” Song of the month.
2. Peg Parnevik – We Are (Ziggy & Carola)
We’ve featured Peg before but we weren’t expecting a summer song this huge and this ubiquitous. Turn on that sunshine, quick.
3. Christie & The Dream Beats – Wasn't My Fault
Big, bouncy and decidedly retro, this poppy rock mammoth benefits from not one, but two, choruses. And it sounds quite a lot like prime Pat Benatar.
4. Sabina Ddumba – Kingdom Come
Ddumba’s run of terrific singles takes a reggae/dancehall diversion on this chugging little classic.
5. Metronomy & Robyn – Hang Me Out To Dry
Robyn provides vocals for this compelling chunk of electronica about nostalgia, friendship and desire.
6. Olsson, featuring Mapei – Hold On
Well-fed funk with Mapei’s glorious voice floating over the top. Debut single from Stockholm’s Christian Olsson.
7. Big Wild, featuring Tove Styrke – Aftergold
Another guest vocal appearance, this time from Umeå native, Tove Styrke on Big Wild’s boldly inventive nugget of pop.
8. Death Team – Jump
Toytown 90s piano riffs dominate Death Team’s take on relationship discord, which is as effervescent and oddball as usual. The chorus, however, is very similar to Babylon Zoo’s 1996 one-hit wonder, Spaceman.
You can watch all the videos here and listen to the Spotify playlist here. All Paul's Swedish playlists since 2014 are also available on those pages.