Erik Hassle & Ellie Goulding: Be Mine (Robyn cover)
There is a plethora of Swedes making it big in the States, and if they’re making great tunes I welcome them with open ears. Peter Born & John, El Perro del Mar, Jens Lekman, Robyn, and Lykke Li are among some of the popular ones.
Now, it seems that I’ve found another one who I am really beginning to dig. While obsessively looking for Ellie Goulding songs online, I came across this duet she’s done with a young guy named Erik Hassle. At the age of only 21 years old, Hassle has a fantastic pop sound that is beautifully infused with soul. His debut album, Hassle, was released in Sweden back in August and I am seriously thinking about getting an import.
The duet he and Goulding does is a cover of Robyn‘s “Be Mine.” Swedes covering Swedes. Go figure. I’m assuming he’s teamed up with Goulding because he is based in London.
Check the duet out below as it is a nice down tempo acoustic version of the hit pop song. Afterward, I strongly encourage you to listen to his song, “Hurtful.” It reminds me a bit of Gavin DeGraw or Eric Hutchinson. I just hope he doesn’t fizzle out with repetitive and trite songwriting like those two have.