Banana Pancake Trail & Purple Skies

For those lucky people of Sweden: the short film Banana Pancake Trail by Johan Rosell is available on SVT Play for a limited time. I’m sad because it’s geoblocked here in Canada but I am still hopeful that I’ll have another opportunity to watch it.

In some other news Kornél Kovács released a music video yesterday for Purple Skies which was directed by Alexandra Dahlström and she even has a brief leopard-clad cameo at around the 2 minute mark. Very visually beautiful music video. Well done again!

Klara & Jag

Leave it to Alexandra Dahlström to spend her birthday editing a music video! Klara & Jag have released the official music video for Måste jag dö? which I believe is the romantic music video Alexandra teased about on her Instagram. Catchy song too!

Suzi P – Shunon

Alexandra Dahlström directed a music video by Suzi P titled “Shunon.” It has been released and you can check it out on YouTube.

Where I Cried

Alexandra Dahlström has had a long time relationship with the Swedish band The Bear Quartet. In 2002 she appeared on their spoken word track “Tuna” and in 2011 she directed and appeared in their music video for “Lovers Goodbye.”

What I didn’t know was that she also lent her voice to their 2006 track “Where I Cried” from their album Eternity Now. The track is instrumental but with two lines repeated twice by a male and female voice. The male voice belonging to Björn Olsson and the female voice belonging to Alexandra:

Vad tyckte du om konserten?
Jag tyckte den handlade om oss

Which translates to:

What did you think of the concert?
I thought it was about us

The song is posted on The Bear Quartet’s YouTube page but it’s not available to me here in Canada. If you’d like to listen you can download it here.

There was an article posted on hymn.se counting down The Bear Quartet’s top 15 albums which is where I found the tip about Alexandra’s other track.

Forget All About Time

So this is a pretty unique find! Here is a song from Saga Gärde’s short film Babysister by Sophia Ersson. I can’t recall how I came across it but I like it.

Barnhusbron

A couple of photos from AnnaMelina’s Tumblr page of Alexandra Dahlström on Barnhusbron, a bridge in Stockholm, Sweden. The photos were posted in May 2015 and looks like they may have been taken during the shooting for AnnaMelina’s Tills Det Blir Lätt music video.

Coffee By Women

Zoégas is a coffee product in Sweden which posted this video on August 10th called “Coffee By Women” which was directed by Alexandra Dahlström and filmed by Petrus Sjövik in Kenya.

“Lazima upandishe Sauti ili uskiike” means we must raise our voices to be heard. We at Zoegas together with artist Alicios Theluji translated and recorded the classic Swedish song into Swahili. We believe that people who work with coffee should feel good about working with coffee. We believe that people should have meaningful lives, good lives, and create a good future for the country. Through “Coffee by Women”, we encourage more women to study and work with coffee growing, taking up more space. Obviously along with boys and men. The more the better. Through our song and film, we want to show Kenya as we see it when we visit the country, even outside of the coffee plantation. Strong girls and boys who confidently look to the future. In coffee growing but also other activities. Together.

If you follow Alexandra on Instagram you can see all sorts of photos she posted during production of this video.

Shades On

If you follow Alexandra on Instagram you may already know that she was directing a music video for the Swedish band Teddybears called Shades On.

Alexandra has made the music video available on her Vimeo page recently.

There’s a cameo near the end of Helena af Sandeberg (Alexandra’s Blondie co-star) which was a nice surprise! I did not see Alexandra in the video but it’s a good watch and the song is very upbeat and catchy.