Camp as a Cardigan

Nina Persson, singer of The Cardigans and A Camp always tried pretty hard to rid herself of the cutie-image she had gained with her early, retro-sixties pop and the global success of "Love Fool".

I always liked the singles of the Cardigans much more than their albums, and I think that "Erase/Rewind" and "You´re the storm" are along the best things they have ever done.
Nina´s side/solo project A Camp (with her husband, US musician Nathan Larson), was a bit more brittle and less pop than her other band, although the pop-tastic single "I can buy you" promised otherwise.

Now, after 8 years, A Camp is going to release their second album "Colonia" which is kicked off with the single "Stronger than Jesus".
On first listen it´s very close to "I can buy you", but after some repeat plays you just can´t stop admiring Nina´s ability to kick out yet another subversive country-pop-ballad so effortlessly. Instant classic!

In the video she looks like Agnetha Fälstkog from Abba and Sissy Spacek in "Carrie", mixed up in a blender with cheap video-filters:

Also enjoy The Cardigans with the glorious "You´re the storm" and it´s perfect video:

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