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”Spellbound” – new ELO-flavoured single by David Myhr from the soundtrack for “Flykten till Framtiden” (“My Future Love”) directed by Ulf Malmros

Posted: October 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: post | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments

It’s been an unusally busy week here on the blog with the news of the recent Nasvhille recordings of David Myhr’s future second album (and the US co-writing trip that preceeded it). But now on to something completely different… a brand new single from an upcoming movie and an accompanying lyric video!!!

On the 11th of November Flykten till Framtiden (English title: My Future Love) hits cinemas in Sweden. The feature-length film is directed by Ulf Malmros and Jaana Fomin and stars Henrik Dorsin, Elias Palin, Victoria Dyrstad and Johan Ulveson.

The time-travel themed narrative is partially set in 1973 and for this composer Jimmy Lagnefors was hired to create a soundtrack authentic to the period. When the director specifically requested a song that “sounds like Electric Light Orchestra” Lagnefors brought in songwriter/artist David Myhr to collaborate.

Myhr, with his background in the 90’s power pop combo The Merrymakers and, in particular, his 2012 album Soundshine (Lojinx), has demonstrated a knack for creating fresh, modern, pop music with roots firmly in the classic tradition of McCartney & Lynne. It was no surprise that Myhr jumped at the chance. (Read more about David’s relation to Jeff Lynne here).

Lagnefors and Myhr were also behind the song “Vänta inte på mig” (“Don’t wait for me”) in last year’s Swedish box office smash Micke & Veronica. With the new song ”Spellbound” the songwriting duo has managed to create “”the song that E.L.O. never made”. It features heavily in the film and plays when the credits roll.

The first interviews with David Myhr about “Spellbound” are expected soon. Follow David Myhr’s Facebook page for updates.

Elias Palin (som Svante), Victoria Dyrstad (som Elsa), Henrik Dorsin (som Bengan) Stillbildsfoto: Johan Bergmark

Elias Palin (som Svante), Victoria Dyrstad (som Elsa), Henrik Dorsin (som Bengan)
Stillbildsfoto: Johan Bergmark

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Here is the official video for “Spellbound”:

Lyric video for “Spellbound”.

 

 

The single “Spellbound” is released in Sweden, and the rest of Europe, on 14th of October on British indie label Lojinx. (See Lojinx own relase page here).

You can find it on Spotify and iTunes and the lyric video here (and the official video here). It is also available in the USA and the rest of the world on the same day on all digital platforms through Myhr’s self-owned label Monogram Recordings.

“Spellbound” is the first David Myhr since last year’s cover single with Elvis Costello’s “Veronica” and Secret Service’s “Oh Susie”.

If you want to get a glimpse of the movie Flykten till Framtiden, check out this trailer:

 

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David Myhr in Nasvhille, September 2016. Photo: Andreas Dahlbäck


Micke & Veronica box office #1 movie right now in Sweden! Two David Myhr co-written songs in the soundtrack.

Posted: January 5th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: post | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments

The romantic comedy MICKE & VERONICA (see trailer here) has now been seen by over 250 000 people and is right now #1 on Biotoppen! (Box office number-one!)

Now the entire soundtrack by my good friend, the highly talented score composer Jimmy Lagnefors, can be found on iTunes and Spotify. It’s filled with great songs like charming ”Lover Lover”, the EDM-influenced ”Family Tree” (feat. Dan Reed) and the Motown-inspired ”The More I love you” just to mention a few.

I am of course very excited to  have co-written the song “Vänta Inte På Mig” together with Jimmy. It plays an important role in the movie and is supposed to sound “like a local Swedish Eurovision Song Contest winner from 1970”. More about “Vänta Inte På Mig” and its accompanying video (featuring myself, Jimmy, and drummer Andreas Dahlbäck in the studio) can be found in my previous blog post.

What’s also very cool is that Jimmy invited me to co-write yet ANOTHER song for the soundtrack! It’s a latino flavored number called Superman! You’ll hear it in the trailer above and it’s sung by Jimmy himself.

 

 

Here’s a picture from the party after the gala premiere just before Christmas where all the movie’s actors were present. In the photo you’ll find Jimmy, my wife Paula, and myself enjoying some red wine to celebrate the premiere.

 

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More about the movie from a pressrelease (in Swedish) from SF (Swedish Filmindustry):

MICKE & VERONICA är en relationskomedi i skärgårdsmiljö av Staffan Lindberg efter filmsuccéerna En gång i Phuket och Sommaren med Göran. Filmen är julens stora svenska biorelease och hade premiär på över 200 biodukar över hela landet. 

I huvudrollen som snickaren Micke ser vi David Hellenius som gör sin första huvudroll på bio. Den andra huvudrollen, som läkaren Veronica, spelas av Izabella Scorupco. I övriga ledande roller syns bland andra Suzanne Reuter och Philip Zandén. 

 

 Micke & Veronica Soundtrack artwork