Saturday, April 04, 2009

Into the Deepest Blue

"Hold your breath, it's time to dive"*. Quite a dramatic opening for a song whose title ("Baby Swimming") made me think at first about the baby swimming on the cover of Nirvana's Nevermind.

The singer, Finnish Bon Jouni, gave very little details about himself or why he has chosen to chart such dark disturbed waters in his music. He does it well, in a calm and confident voice that will lead you to the gallows, if you'll let him.

* Edit: When I wrote this post I mistook "die" for "dive" (see comments #1 and #2). The song is still rather dramatic in its sound, though not as morbid, perhaps. It seems my imagination has taken me to different places than the song's original intention.

Check out Bon Jouni on MySpace (in hopes for future updates).

Bon Jouni - Baby Swimming {MP3}


Eivind said...

Actually, I think he's singing "hold your breath, it's time to dive" - not "not hold your breath, it's time to die".

Oded said...

I think you're right, I don't know how I could have made that mistake... I guess the listener's mood has much more effect on how the song is received than I thought.