Thursday, 22 March 2012

Sansa - New Waves

On Tuesday whilst featuring Lana Del Rey’s new swimming pool location video for Blue Jeans we compiled our five greatest other swimming pool moments in pop. Positioned at the summit of the list, without a hint of irony, was the video for Boys Boys Boys by Sabrina (or to give the song its correct title Boys (Summertime Love). Whatever you think of the song, you have to admit that the video is noteworthy. 30 million views on You Tube speak for itself.

However we now have to shamefacedly admit there was an ulterior motive in posting the Sabrina video and that was to provide a seamless link to today’s new wave – Sansa. Because Sansa has covered Sabrina’s ‘classic’, transforming it from a trashy cheap europop romp-in-the-pool to a gentle, wispy acoustic ballad that sounds remarkably like Ellie Goulding. Who would have ever thought that we would describe Boys (Summertime Love) as perfectly lovely? But we just have. In fact it’s more than that. Sansa herself describes it as a “song of solitude, longing and desire.” To our ears it’s like the first golden kiss of summer on your face – warming, tender and very welcome.

Sansa is a Helsinki based songstress who has already released three albums in her homeland, her first Vagabond Girl way back in 2005, her second eponymous release following in 2009 after a break to attend a film school in Helsinki University of Applied Sciences to study film sound. The third record, Savior was released in Finland late last year but will be released internationally for 2012 in May. Besides the Sabrina cover you can hear some of Sansa’s other songs below, the more Americanised acoustic rock sound of Waiting For The Sky and the gentle clap and strum acoustic pop melodies of Black Brick Wall. Finland may be known for its snowy winters, but with Sansa it finally feels like summer is only around the corner.

Sansa - Boys (Summertime Love)



Sansa - Waiting For The Sky



Sansa - Black Brick Wall

2 comments:

Mark Davies said...

You know, I'm beginning to think you listen to Radio Helsinki on the sly...

Breaking More Waves Blog said...

Lol - alas no. This 'discovery' was one of those straightforward email in in box things....