10 years of “In Orbit”!

September - In OrbitToday, 26 October 2015, marks a decade of September’s second album “In Orbit“! This album spawned the singles “Satellites”, “Looking For Love”, “Flowers On The Grave” and “It Doesn’t Matter”, and contained the original version of Petra’s biggest international hit, “Cry For You”. Petra won a Grammis Award for this album in Sweden and the album was certified Gold in Poland.

A lot has happened in ten years. Follow-up albums “Dancing Shoes” and “Love CPR” were released in countries around the world, Petra released the 8x Platinum-certified September single “Mikrofonkåt”, and started performing in Swedish under her own name in 2012. Her second Swedish album, “Ensam Inte Stark”, is out next month.

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Happy birthday to Petra!

11820598_1495282470765016_186077481_nLet’s all wish Petra a happy birthday! Our favourite singer turned 31 today. You can click the image to go to Petra’s Instagram post.

Because I’ve focused on realizing other sections of the site (to go live later this year), there have only been social media updates and not many blog updates, so here’s a recap of this summer!

Allsång På Skansen
For eight weeks, Petra hosted the Swedish sing-along television show Allsång På Skansen every Tuesday. She performed with artists such as Måns Zelmerlöw and Alcazar and had the audience sing along with many more. In the final episode, Petra announced that she would not return as the presenter in 2016, to be able to focus on her own music. Highlights can be seen on the SeptemberFans YouTube channel here.

Kristallen
Both Petra and Allsång were nominated for the Swedish television awards Kristallen, in the categories Årets kvinnliga programledare (This year’s female presenter) and Årets program (This year’s program).

No remixes for “Det Som Händer I Göteborg (Stannar I Göteborg)”
It recently became clear that remixes for Petra’s latest single “Det Som Händer I Göteborg (Stannar I Göteborg)” were initially due for release on Razzia Records, but that the label decided not to release them after all. Gladly, Gothenborg-based remix duo Don Palm released their extended remix as a free download on their SoundCloud page.

What’s coming up?
Petra’s tour has been postponed until early 2016. What this means regarding the upcoming album is unknown for now. Follow SeptemberFans on Facebook and Twitter for continuous updates!

Allsång dates revealed

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The dates for the upcoming season of Allsång På Skansen are published. Shows are in the evening, from 20:00-21:00. The performing artists are yet to be revealed, the dates are as follows.

Wednesday, 10 June (Press day, 13:00-14:00)
Tuesday, 23 June
Tuesday, 30 June
Tuesday, 7 July
Tuesday, 14 July
Tuesday, 21 July
Tuesday, 28 July
Tuesday, 4 August
Tuesday, 11 August

Taken from skansen.se.

Petra makes comeback with new song “Closer”

Petra will be performing on theatre show Stop. Play. Rewind. – The Monopoly Game next year. Yesterday, a new song surfaced on the internet. It’s titled “Closer” (yes, in English!) and is the first release by Petra since January’s “Cecilia”.

It was uploaded to YouTube with artwork for the forementioned theatre show, so we’re guessing it’s not going to be the next radio single, and that it is a track for just the show – but who knows! Let’s have a listen to “Closer”.

Music: Johan Liljedahl & Petra Marklund ∙ Text: Petra Marklund & Pontus de Wolfe

Isn’t it interesting? The track is very downtempo, and sees Petra heading in a new direction once again. What do you think, more or less of this kind of tracks in the future? 😉

Thanks to Max from SeptemberRussia for the heads up.