Dungen – Åkt Dit


"Åkt Dit"

June 23, 2015 Mexican Summer

For a band like Dungen that writes exclusively in Swedish, a few English words can make a song like “Åkt Dit” sound usefully disorienting. “Dut burkar böja som Hollywood, very good,” Gustav Ejstes sings on the first verse (“It always starts like Hollywood, very good”). The song moves like a well-told story, with piano and bass setting the scene, the vocals tracing the rising action, and a saxophone solo providing the climax. In real life, however, stories don’t always have such happy endings, as Ejstes points out: “Det börjar likna en evighet, very long.” (“It began to look like an eternity, very long”).

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