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Hello Saferide

Hello Saferide


Years Active: 2005 to present

Genre: Twee, Indie Pop

Country: Sweden


Annika Norlin (vocals / guitar / keyboards)

Artist Bio:

(From their official MySpace page)Behind stage name Hello Saferide (inspired by an intelligent bus driver in a drug addicted small town, don't ask) is songwriter Annika Norlin. She'd been writing songs for most of her life, never aspiring for anyone else to hear them, when she recorded the song "Highschool stalker", about a young girl stalking her crush. "Highschool stalker" was an instant Internet hit with all of your favorite twee elements: handclaps, a Shangri-Las ask-and-tell chorus, a scrunched-up trumpet, and a weak guitar. Hello Saferide immediately got a record deal and her first single, "My best friend", featured the lyrics "Damn, I wish I was a lesbian/so I could fall in love with you." It immediately got radio airplay and had the toughest of tough men crying they, too, wanted to be lesbians. She released her debut album, "Introducing...Hello Saferide", in late September to a massive critical acclaim. "The strength of this album is that there are no weaknesses", wrote one reviewer, while others stated this was the debut of the year - or the diary of their lives. [Read More]



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