If you previously missed out on the excellent Penguin Prison remix of Erik Hassle's American debut single "Hurtful," you have another chance to get it. Download it totally guilt-free by sending a tweet to your friends to alert them about the track. It's a perfect way to support a hot new pop talent and get an excellent remix in return. Click here for details.
Swedish pop crooner Erik Hassle is one of the biggest new pop voices to look out for in 2010. After becoming a chart sensation in Sweden, he is now rapidly gaining momentum in the rest of Europe with his lead single, "Hurtful."
But that's not all. Erik has his sights set on the U.S. as well. He is a priority act for Universal Republic who earlier imported Mika and Amy Winehouse stateside. The label will release Erik's debut album "Pieces" in the U.S. this spring, following the release of "Hurtful" on iTunes today.
With a proper, big label American release comes a brand-new video for "Hurtful." And this one is gorgeous. I've seen a few different videos for "Hurtful," but this one beats them all. This is a stunner - perfectly reflecting the emotion of the song with its stark and melancholic feel. Simply mesmerizing. (Support new pop and download this track on iTunes now.)
While on the topic of Erik Hassle, you must check out his gorgeous duet with Ellie Goulding. The two tourmakes sing a gorgeous cover of Robyn's "Be Mine," hitting all the right notes. Simply beautiful. This proves once again that these two are some of the hottest new talents to look out for in 2010. (Click here to have a chance to win tickets to see Erik perform on December 17 in London.)
This is pretty darn cool!
Swedish pop hottie Erik Hassle is playing a special Christmas show for an exclusive gathering of lucky pop insiders in an appartment in East London on December 17. I'm giving away two tickets to see this show.
All you need to do is to become a member of ArjanWrites.com on Facebook and tweet "@arjanwrites Yes! I want to see Erik Hassle" [click here to tweet]. I will randomly pick two lucky winners to see this very special show. Deadline to tweet and have a chance win is December 15. (Notes: You must live in London or willing to travel there. This is a contest for two concert tickets only. You have to be 18 years or older to win, as there will be alcohol served.)
Love, love, love this remix of a spectacular original. Listen to Penguin Prison's laid-back, loungy and very soulful remix of Erik Hassle's "Hurtful," which is one of my favorite pop songs of the year. This one is so fresh. Sweet funky guitar riff going on in the remix's outro. (Thanks to Leo for the heads up.)