- December 28, 2009
VICTORY!FSC#122 - April 2019
Smith & Thell
(feat. Swedish Jam Factory)
Forgive Me Friend
This edition marks Sweden's 100th entry to the FSC (my 73rd) and to celebrate that we are sending the catchy Swedish-styled Country-folk-Indie-Pop track Forgive Me Friend performed by the duo Smith & Thell. The duo, consisting of singer/songwriters Maria Jane Smith and Victor Thell, debuted back in 2012 with the EDM-Pop track Kill It With Love, which would be followed by some stand-alone singles as well as songwriting and producing credits for other artists including the Melodifestivalen entries Groupie (performed by the duo Samir & Victor in the 2015 contest) and Human (performed by Victor Zia in the 2016 edition).
The duo's fourth single, and first single taken from their 2017 debut album Soulprints, titled Statue (The Pills Song) got released in 2015, but except for some commercial success working for other artists, the duo would have their own breakthrough as a music act with Forgive Me Friend in 2018, which also was the first release from their EP Telephone Wires released in November of that year. The song became a radio hit in Sweden and peaked within the top. 10 on the Official Swedish Singles Charts and has lately started to gain interest internationally being added to radio playlists outside of Sweden and just recently debuted in the top.40 on the US Billboard Alternative chart.
It's been almost two years since the last victory for Sweden, so this is really awesome !! It's the fourth victory since I joined six years ago, and fifth in total for Sweden since the debut in this contest 10 years ago!!!
Thank you to all that voted for the Swedish entry in the #FSC122 - April 2019 edition and made this victory possible !
... and a reprise of (my) Sweden's votes this edition: