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Scandinavian music It’s fair to say that the Alphabeat comeback has been going quite well for them. The first single, Shadows, has spent 22 weeks (and counting) in the top ten of the Danish airplay chart, and scored them a string of gigs (one of which was in the UK this summer). But never ones to rest on their laurels (well, aside from that six-year break they took), the group of Danes are back with single number two. They’ve ramped up the joy even further on I Don’t Know What’s Cool Anymore, a song that proudly declares that it’s ‘past it’, having been born in that ever-so-ancient era of the ‘80s. But if this is the sound of not understanding what’s in, then I want to be on the outside of it all, too. Scan Magazine cover girl Josefine Frida isn’t the only SKAM actor making waves post-viral superstardom. Thomas Hayes, who played her (eventual) love interest, William, has just released his first single under the moniker HAYES. It turns out that he’s a dab hand at this whole music production lark, and has roped in fellow

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Norwegian talents Nico & Vinz (of Am I Wrong fame) to feature on his debut release, Where I Belong. It’s a pensive slice of mellow electronica elevated by a rousing, soulful vocal, and I’m already excited about what’s to come from him next. I’ll end on what is a very nice, new chapter for someone else. Lise Cabble was a member of the Danish group Miss B Haven, which rose to fame in the late ‘80s. But after the band downed tools in the mid-‘90s, Lise went on to instead forge a career writing for other artists: a songwriting career that peaked (thus far) in 2013, when she penned an actual Eurovision Song Contest winner for her native Denmark, Only Teardrops by Emmelie DeForest. She’s still writing for others (and, once again, wrote the Danish Eurovision entry back in May), but has now also finally gotten around to writing for herself, too. And so, at the grand age of 61, she now launches her solo career as an artist, after over 30 years in the business. Debut single Tjekker Ind Og Ud eschews sound-

By Karl Batterbee

ing like any pre-conceived notions of what a 61-year-old might sound like, and is instead more akin to something you might hear on Norwegian DJ Alan Walker’s recent debut album. So there you go.

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Scan Magazine, Issue 128, September 2019  

The September issue of Scan Magazine aims to nurse you into the cooler, darker season with a design section full of hygge and a brand-new cu...

Scan Magazine, Issue 128, September 2019  

The September issue of Scan Magazine aims to nurse you into the cooler, darker season with a design section full of hygge and a brand-new cu...