Good morning from EPHQ in Huntington Beach – just behind the “Curtain” in Orange County everyone! An interesting thing happened this past week with my email & the MTV Video Music Awards. I received one email from Ticketmaster and one email from Goldenvoice both letting me know of the current artists that are coming to town. I noticed in both emails that there was a European artist from Sweden that I really liked and she was coming to town.
Now sadly, I totally forgot about the two emails in the myriad of my never-ending inbox, but was totally reminded of her when I was watching the MTV Video Music Awards while “Live” Yahoo Instant Messaging and sharing the experience with my good friend & fellow photographer AND creator of Photography Silo; Mr. Lawrence Atienza. In fact, if you were watching the VMAs, you would have seen how MTV cut to commercial when she was performing her new hit song; “Dancing On My Own.” I had no idea she was going to be on & I’ve been following her since 2008 before I went to London for Erin & Philip’s Engagement Shoot with her hit song; “Dream On” – so when I saw her on the VMAs, I was like… WHEW HEW!!! I need to score my ticket.
If you missed it and you’re not too familiar with the artist, her name is Robyn and she is hands down a phenomenal Swedish recording artist and singer-songwriter. Robyn became known in the late nineties for her worldwide dance-pop hits “Show Me Love” and “Do You Know (What It Takes)” from her debut album Robyn Is Here (1997). Robyn entered Melodifestivalen 1997 as a songwriter with the entry “Du gör mig hel igen” (You Make Me Whole Again). She has since started to gain mainstream success worldwide owing to the popularity of her #1 hit single “With Every Heartbeat” and subsequent album release. In January 2009 Robyn won a Swedish Grammis award for Best Live Act 2008.
So I just have to share with you Robyn’s music with you for this week’s West Coast Wednesday Video Of The Week. I decided to share “Dream On” which was the first song that I heard of Robyn and her latest one that I totally love “Dancing On My Own.” Both songs are similar, yet different. But I would have to say that I like “Dancing On My Own” more as it’s very synth/bubble gum pop/dance/80’s styled.
But before you check out this week’s West Coast Wednesday Video Of The Week and you’re thinking… Hey – I’d really like to get to know this Orange County Wedding Photographer that is stuck in the 80′s with fashion, music and videos, feel free to contact me anytime.
So without further ado, I give you Robyn in “Dream On” and “Dancing On My Own.” So feel free to sit back with your favourite morning beverage, enjoy the videos, and if you like what you hear & see, score a ticket to the show coming up in November & let’s meet up for some Nachos & Newcastles afterwards.
Have an awesome West Coast Wednesday and also remember to make it a totally positive one for someone else too – cheers!
PS, Be sure to check back in 24 – 48 hours as I’ll be dropping the 12 hour (yes you read that right – twelve hour) Engagement Shoot I did for Shelby & Matt. It started at Disneyland, then the Wild Animal Park in San Diego & then back up at their home in Orange.