Britta Persson

Britta Persson

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With the risk of sounding like I just became a parent, or that
I’m a member of Oasis, I’d like to say that “CURRENT AFFAIR
MEDIUM RARE” is one of the best albums in a long time. It’s
true, it’s true! I don’t want to describe the music in words or
using references since I’d like the songs to get the chance to
talk for themselves, but I can say as much as this: I’ve tried
to sum up the album with the title. However, what I really
hope for is, that the album will work as a friend, a c

Biography

I started making music around six years ago. I can hardly
remember it, but I sold a lot of Demos through my website.
It was a little like doing the washing up, or taking a shower:
Ok, it’s Burn-fold-and-put-in-envelopes-hour. I didn’t spend
too much time or effort on arrangements and production,
I just concentrated on the songwriting. I recorded an E.P.
while waiting for financial help to record an album. The
money never arrived and now I think maybe that was for
the best, because I then had to learn how to do things on
my own. “TOP QUALITY BONES AND A LITTLE TERRORIST” came out
in 2006. It’s a pure homemade recording - I did the vocals
through a lamp shade and then through a guitar amp. I
noticed how much fun it was to think, not only in melodies,
but also about actual sounds and arrangements. Another
thing I did notice was how much more fun it is to add a lot
of instruments and people to the mix and to the van when
on tour. With all this in mind, I started to write the songs
that went on to become the “KILL HOLLYWOOD ME” album,
which came out in 2008. However, this album was recorded under totally different circumstances. It was the first time
I ever recorded in a real studio, which was a very different
experience and a revelation in itself: That it’s possible to ex-
plain to someone what it should sound like and then actually
have the visions come true. I like my first two albums. They
are not only beautiful on their own, but also the reason why
I now could make “CURRENT AFFAIR MEDIUM RARE”
/BRITTA PERSSON

“CURRENT AFFAIR MEDIUM RARE” was recorded in the south of
Sweden, on a farm converted into a studio with a lot of stuff,
a few cats and unfortunately no sight of Per Gessle
(Roxette), even though he apparently records there all the
time. I produced this album myself, together with Per Nord-
mark (Fireside, Breach) and Mathias Oldén (Hives, Johnossi,
Last days of April).

Lyrics

Meet A Bear

Written By: Britta Persson

Every fly wants to die around half past nine
On a windowsill
In this old building
Watching the sunset
So do I, so do I, so do I, so do I
But not quite yet, first show me Tokyo!

I saw a band with two girls from Japan
They hit their guitars hard and they sang
Words I couldn’t understand

I want to meet a bear before I die
I want to help a teenager say goodbye
To a boyfriend she never even liked
But whom she thought made her look more grown up
I want to go to Tokyo

Children used to run in these stairs heading for open air
In-between boring lessons in math and geography
I do too, I do too, I do too, I do too
But I wish you’d say it’s time to play

I saw a band with two girls from Japan
They hit their guitars hard and they sang
Words I couldn’t understand

I want to meet a bear before I die
I want to help a teenager say goodbye
To a boyfriend she never even liked
but whom she thought made her look more grown up
I want to go to Tokyo

Toast To M

Written By: Britta Persson

What is the difference between me and you?
Why am I having this dance and why aren’t you?
When did you make up your mind?
Was your final your first try?

Do you remember collecting ladybugs?
Do you remember taking your bike for a ride?
I picture you on your skateboard
Is it because I’ve got it taped on video?

We don’t hold your suicide against you
Here’s a toast and fireworks coming towards you
We don’t hold your suicide against you
Here’s a toast and fireworks
Coming towards you

Twenty eight 2008
You wanted to rest so badly you couldn’t wait
Now you’ll be dead for millions of years
We’ll come join
In a couple of cheers

Do you remember collecting ladybugs?
Do you remember taking your bike for a ride?
I picture you on your skateboard
Is it because I’ve got it taped on video?

We don’t hold your suicide against you
Here’s a toast and fireworks coming towards you
We don’t hold your suicide against you
Here’s a toast and fireworks
Happy New Year!

Discography

Top Quality bones and a little terrorist cd 2006
Kill Hollywood me cd 2008
Current affair medium rare cd 2010