Marie sings duet with Totta Näslund on new album
Marie Fredriksson sings a duet with Totta Näslund, 55, a well-known blues artist in Sweden, on his new album due out on Monday. It's called "Duetterna" ("Duets").
Marie is Totta's partner in a new arrangement of a song written by Ulf Lundell entitled "Sommarens Sista Servitris" (Summer's Last Waitress) – the only song on the album that was not written especially for this project.
Other female member's of Sweden's so-call "pop elite" that appear on the album include Josefin Nilsson, Louise Hoffsten, Kajsa Grytt, Jenny Öhlund, Sara Isaksson, Sanne Salomonsen and Charlotte Berg (from the musical group Charlie’s Magazine). The first single will be "Utan Dig" ("Without You"), that he sings with Sharon Dyall.
"The idea behind the project is to blend Totta's special voice with different women," says Dan Hylander who produced the album and wrote some of its songs.
As for the duet with Marie, an EMI spokesperson told TDR that "it's damn good!" Totta told Aftonbladet that Marie was "very easy to work with."
Amongst other online retailers, the album can be ordered from Swedetown.com, a site that specializes in exporting Swedish music.
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