Same Difference V Alcazar: ‘Karma Karma’!

scandipop November 19, 2010 9

So….remember that Same Difference and Alcazar collaboration that we told you about back in early September? Well, it’s here!

Same Difference’s second album, ‘The Rest Is History’, is released in January. The UK duo have taken pure pop and are wearing it with unparalleled pride for their new album, working with not only some our favourite UK writers and producers (hello Topham and Twigg!), but also some scandipop favourites too – Anders Hanson, Sharon Vaughan, Tony Nilsson and Hanne Sørvaag. And amongst them all is the Alcazar duet!

‘Karma Karma’ is the Anders Hanson and Sharon Vaughan composition, and it’s also been produced by Anders too, along with Felix and Märta from Le Kid. It’s a full on schlager anthem that’s got a gasp inducing chorus, and a catchy post-chorus section too. The lyrics are very Alcazar – totally ridiculous, but tongue-in-cheek and fun with it. You just KNOW that they know exactly what they’re going on about, even if they don’t make immediate sense to the listener. ‘’Karma karma, Dalai Lama’’, anyone?! It’s fast paced, which suits the Same Difference V Alcazar theme, almost like a vocal race. And it’s heavy on the backing vocals too, from each act whilst the other one is leading. Tess and Lina from Alcazar have really toned up their ‘’sexy’’ on it also, which is always a treat.

It’s the type of song that we could see going ‘’Direct til Globen’’ at Melodifestivalen. And can you just IMAGINE the performance?!

Same Difference and Alcazar know that we at scandipop and you at readership are obsessed by this kind of thing, so they’ve granted us an exclusive listen to the track. And so you can stream a clip below!

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Oh and don’t worry. We can confirm that there is indeed an almighty and overblown key change exactly where it should be later in the song!

You’ll be able to get hold of the full thing in January when Same Difference release the album through PopLife Records. And it won’t just be available in the UK either. It’s a simultaneous worldwide release, both physically and digitally. So wherever you are, you’ll be able to get your paws on it! We’d suggest you start following Same Difference on twitter too, as they’ll be premiering an album megamix soon, as a taster of what to expect from it. *exciting*!

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  1. Paul November 19, 2010 at 11:33 am -

    it’s a bit boney m, a bit alcazar, a bit same difference and a bit fantastic. Most overplayed 45 seconds today!! can’t get enough!!

  2. Robin November 19, 2010 at 1:16 pm -

    It kinda reminds me of “Disconnect Me” by Marie Serneholt in the first two bars of the chorus. Brilliant though, catchy and amazing hooks with a touch of middle-east harmonies in the verse. The song and the sound of the production turns out to be a perfect Swedish/English schlager collaboration!

  3. Alexander November 19, 2010 at 2:59 pm -

    Isn’t it time for Same Difference to enter Melodifestivalen?

  4. Danniiboy November 19, 2010 at 5:11 pm -

    This is everything I ever expected and more! It would have fitted well on Disco Defenders. Imagine if this was the UK entry next year? It would have been AMAZING!! Can’t wait for the SD album now!

  5. Raoni November 20, 2010 at 3:50 pm -

    I just wish I could hear Andreas voice during this preview! Hope he is more featured on the rest of the song!

    By the way, Scandipop, isn’t it time that you interviewed him? That would be one of the best interviews, as he is really funny and open about his career! 🙂

  6. Rach November 20, 2010 at 4:05 pm -

    This sounds like some sort of fantasy collaboration that you’d name in games as most anticipated but you’d never think would actually ever happen! Amazing! Can’t wait to hear the whole thing.

  7. moreno November 21, 2010 at 12:12 pm -

    I want the full version now!!!!!!

    its so cool =D

  8. Ivana November 21, 2010 at 12:49 pm -

    I want full song,this is amazing!!!

  9. Elliot James January 27, 2011 at 10:24 pm -

    This should so be the UK’s entry for eurovision 2011, i think it would go down really well with the rest of Europe.

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