Baby faced 30 year old David Lindgren came to notice of Eurovision fans through Melodifestivalen 2012 with the bouncy pop track “Shout It Out” (bet you all had your hands in the air). David give a brilliant performance winning his semi final, drawn first in the grand final he went on to finished a very creditable joint 3th behind the eventual Eurovision winner Loreen. The single went on to reach number 8 in the Swedish charts and David has just released his first album” Get Started” on the EMI label.
The album is a must for all Swedish and Eurovision pop fans, with 10 tracks to have you dancing with all pop glitter you can muster. Its like Eurovision meets JLS on the dance floor. The CD has already topped the Swedish album charts and this could launch David on the Scandinavian pop scent for a long time to come. As for the tracks themselves:
Track 1: The opening track “Rendezvous” is along the production lines of Shout it Out and a good opening to the album.
Track 2: “Hey”, opens slightly more cutting edge but still strong Scandinavian pop at its best and that will have you on the floor and a bit of pop rap for good measure..
Track 3: His Eurovision hopeful track “Shout It Out” comes next and as you expect – leaves you wondering maybe another year or if it was in the final of another national final and this could have been in Baku (mind you I noted the Irish jury was the only international jury not to vote for this song in the final!)
Track 4: “Save me now” slows it down a bit but another well produced pop song that builds up and has have you bouncing in front of the mirror (or wherever you do your thing)
Track 5: “Perfect crime” – is next up. Is JLS in the room?? – if this was a JLS track it would be an instant hit, hands waving in the air, back flips if possible – not as upbeat as other tracks but with a touch of R’n’B it comes across well.
Track 6: is the title track – “Get Started”, featuring Lazee and Nawuel, this track has a distinct JLS feel again, good track I get the feeling this is the type of music David is more comfortable with.
Track 7:”Best Part” – back to pop and not the best of tracks, still very listenable by all means and builds up well and as he sings “He’s shaking his thing at you”! – and tried to make you believe he was once the shy boy in the corner – as if.
Track 8:Then he goes and does it on the dance floor – this club sound is all Swedish Pop and would not be out of place in any club scene – On the Dance Floor will have you dancing before you realize it
Track 9:”Encore”, starts with stuido echoes before building to be a pop anthem – slowing things down (as best as is possible on a pop album)
Track 10: Finally to prove he can sing David gives an acoustic version of Shout It Out – and yea shows the range of his voice.
Overall, yea I really liked this CD, the sort of CD you would have on in the gym or before going out to get in party mood, a good purchase for any Swedish and Eurovision pop fans.