"Who will take my hand?"
This song is about a magic dolphin. Yes, it is. Take a second to let that set in because I bet it'll be the only song about a magic dolphin released this year. It's from Eurovision
champ Alexander Rybak's soon-to-be-released debut album, Fairytales
. It's an odd little album, but one I'm enjoying very much at the moment. If you liked the folksiness of Fairytale
, you'll probably be happy with the rest of the album as well. It definitely has a folktale feel to it. For example, towards the end there's an extremely gloomy story-song about thirteen horses drowning in an ocean--you really have to hear it to understand how strange and unsettling
it is. Dolphin
is far more upbeat, with some really strong, almost classic-rock, verses that build to a quieter chorus. There's even a bit of synth in there. What stands out more than anything is Rybak's powerful voice, with the conviction and phrasing that made his Eurovision
entry such a standout.
(Music posted for evaluation purposes only. If you like what you hear, support the artists. Buy the album here