Darin! This month he has just had a new song of his released. As part of a tribute album. Basically a whole load of Swedish artists have gotten together and each taken on a classic song from Ted Gärdestad. Darin – not unfamiliar with the practice, having himself lorded over Så Mycket Bättre not too long ago – opted for ‘Öppna Din Himmel’. And the result is a joy.
We’ll be honest – we would have preferred it had he raved the shit out it, ala ‘En Apa Som Liknar Dig’. But he didn’t. Instead he turned in a respectable, sombre homage. And it’s the softest of soft ballads. But it’s still a very nice listen. It IS Darin singing it, after all.
Below you can watch his performance of the song from SVT’s Nationaldagen concert at Skansen. And below that you can stream the studio version on Spotify.