search

NINA PERSSON: LOVEFOOL 48

The Cardigans' Nina Persson turned 48 today.
Facebook
Twitter
WhatsApp
Email
Print

Nina Persson, the lead singer and lyricist for the Swedish rock band The Cardigans, turned 48 today.

She did not want to be a musician growing up, having an interest in art instead, which resulted in her attending art school. “I never really strived to be a musician; I was just, sort of, recruited into this band. I was bored out of my mind in this small, safe place (Jönköping, Sweden). I was like, ‘Awesome, I get to hang with fun guys.'”

Nina Persson, 2014 | yorkpress.co.uk
A Camp | Tunefind

Outside of the Cardigans, Persson has also worked as a solo artist, releasing two albums as A Camp and under her own name, and has also appeared as a guest artist with several other acts.

She appears on the Manic Street Preachers song “Your Love Alone is Not Enough”. She also features on Sparklehorse/Danger Mouse collaboration, singing “Daddy’s Gone”.

Persson made her acting debut in the film 𝘖𝘮 𝘎𝘶𝘥 𝘷𝘪𝘭𝘭 which was released in 2006.

The video above, “Lovefool”, is co-written by Persson, it was the lead single of the Cardigans’ third studio album, First Band on the Moon (1996). After the track was included in the Baz Luhrmann film Romeo + Juliet, it gained international recognition.

Below, three covers of “Lovefool” that I really like.

Happy birthday and love me love me, pretend that you love me, ms Persson!

• Read also INDONESIAN FOLK SONGS REINTERPRETED AND REMODELLED.

_______

Featured image via listal.

Facebook
Twitter
WhatsApp
Email
Print
Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.
Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.

RUDOLF DETHU

Scroll to Top