Mapei was voted Sweden’s next big thing by the fine people of the internet when debut single “Don’t Wait” became an instant blog favorite in 2013. She followed that up with the equally impressive “Change” and today (August 19) delivers her third sublime pop song in a row. “Believe” finds the 30-year-old in a mellow mood as she sends a message of love and encouragement.
“When your back is against a wall and you thought you lost it all,” she sings over staccato beats and gritty guitar riffs. “Don’t worry, I’ve been here before baby.” That builds into the kind of soaring chorus that would be cheesy in anyone else’s hands but sounds like a simple statement of truth in Mapei’s. If these singles are any indication, the rising diva’s Hey Hey LP (due September 23) could be one of the year’s best. See the full tracklist and listen to “Believe” after the jump.
Mapei’s Hey Hey tracklist:
1. Don’t Wait
3. Blame It On Me
4. Come On Baby
5. Things You Know Nothing About
6. As 1
7. Second To None
9. Step Up
10. Keep It Cool
11. What’s Innit 4 Me
12. Baby It’s You
Listen to “Believe”:
You can pre-order Hey Hey from iTunes now and get “Believe” (as well as “Don’t Wait” and “Change”) immediately.
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