In The Air Tonight [cover] – Peter Nordberg

In the Air tonight Peter Nordberg

Peter Nordberg covers the Phil Collins classic, In The Air Tonight. With Nickleback-esk vocals and traditional-sounding stringed and percussion instruments, Nordberg certainly brings a different angle to the well-known song.

Both hailing from Sweden, Nordberg teamed up with mixer/producer Fredrik Andersson to release his first song in English. With electronic twists and layered vocals against the punchy bass really puts chills down my spine.

Although, it is a more tame version than the Phil Collins original with the drums taking a backseat rather than being centre stage. Nevertheless, this is a brave, authentic and raw cover, which sounds original despite the well-known lyrics.

The drums sound almost tribal – something I could imagine hearing from talented buskers on the streets of arty Melbourne. Whereas the vocals are manipulated to create a modern and rich tone. Brilliant. I’m not surprised this artist was snapped up by a label by the time he was 19, and was such a hit in Norway and Sweden. I expect he will be incredibly popular everywhere else too.

Find Peter Nordberg on Facebook and on his website. Check out the teaser for the single In the Air Tonight here.

 

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About Jodie (NZ Film Freak)

I am a journalism graduate (2014) from New Zealand. I enjoy writing on my blog about films and songs, plus the odd random thought. Currently working as a writer in UK. Follow me on Twitter @NZFilmFreak and like my Facebook page NZ Film Freak. Follow my travels around the world www.jodiehart.co.nz
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