Watch “Peter Jöback – The River (Official Audio)” on YouTube

Peter has released a new single, “The River” on the usual digital platforms. It is written by Peter himself along with Pete Hammerton and Emma Rohan.

A very strong song, which, along with”Better Man”, bodes well for a new album.

Peter’s autobiography released as audio book

Peter’s autobiography, “Att bära sig själv”, has also been released as an audio book, read by Peter himself. It is available from audio book streaming services in Sweden. If outside of Sweden, you will need to check to see if you can still access it. It is in Swedish of course.

On Facebook, Peter suggested the services Storytel, Nexstory and Bookbeat.

Jesus Christ Superstar – Arena tour postponed

The arena tour for Jesus Christ Superstar starring Peter Jöback and Ola Salo has unfortunately been postponed due to Covid-19. New dates have been announced and tickets from the previous dates will be honoured. Please visit this link for dates and venues.

Peter’s summer tour 2022

Peter is touring Sweden in the summer of 2022. Dates and venues are listed in the photo above.

The board says “50 years on Earth, 40 years in the music business”.

Tickets are released this Friday at 10am, Swedish time at the following link:

Live Nation Sweden

Så Mycket Bättre – week 4

Week 4 – Einstein, Elvis & jag

Peter has chosen another big song for his final week on Så mycket bättre. “Einstein, Elvis & jag”, originally from Thomas Stenström.

Here is Thomas’ version of the song.

Thomas Stenström – Elvis,Einstein och jag

Maxida Märak radically reworked Peter’s Christmas song with new lyrics and even a rap. “Jag kommer hem igen till slut” means “I’m Coming Home Again in the End”. Very different.

Peter and Birkir on Idol – the video

Thank you, Peter. A great performance. Birkir is definitely a talent to watch.

Peter guests on Swedish Idol

Peter guested on last night’s edition of Swedish reality TV singing contest Idol.

The theme for the week was duets, which involved contestants performing duets with their idols.

Birkir Blær performed with Peter on the night, a version of “Falla fritt”, one of Peter’s songs from Så mycket bättre. It got a great reaction.

Unfortunately, Idol, like Så mycket bättre, is on TV4 and they geoblock most of their programs. Consequently, I can’t comment on the performance since I’m in Australia. If you are in Sweden, you can try the following link:

https://www.tv4play.se/program/idol/birkir-blr-peter-j%C3%B6back-falla-fritt/13729626

Birkir was born and bred in Iceland but is now based in Gothenburg, Sweden. His sister told him about Idol and encouraged him to audition. Birkir has released an album on Spotify. It’s worth checking out.

Så Mycket Bättre – weeks 2 and 3

Week 2 – Slå mig fri (Breaking Free)
Week 3 – Sju vackra gossar (Seven Beautiful Guys)

In week 2, Peter performed a version of “Let Me In”, a song by Gustaf & Viktor Norén, with new Swedish lyrics by Elia Schagerström. Elia wrote the lyrics after conversations with Peter and were inspired by Peter’s half-brother Göran. A very powerful song and Peter owns it.

Week 3 saw Peter interpreting a fun song from Siw Malmkvist from 1959, “Sju vackra gossar” (Seven Beautiful Guys) in a big band style.

Both songs are available through the usual digital platforms, including Spotify.

If you are interested, here are the originals.

Gustaf & Viktor Norén – Let Me In live at Nyhetsmorgon
Siw Malmkvist – Sju vackra gossar

Week 2 saw two of Peter’s songs interpreted – Drömmare (a Swedish version of “Higher”) by Thomas Stenström amd “Stockholm i natt” by Cherrie. There were none of Peter’s songs interpreted in week 3.

Here are the versions. Both are also available digitally, including Spotify.

Så Mycket Bättre – the CD

A triple CD will be released in Sweden on 20 December 2021 featuring all 50 songs from this season’s Så Mycket Bättre.

Peter appears in the first 4 episodes of season 12 so there will be 4 songs featured on the CD.

Så Mycket Bättre kicks off and new song from Peter

The first episode of Så Mycker Bättre has kicked off this weekend on Sweden’s TV4. TV4 does have a catch-up service online but unfortunately most of the content is geoblocked.

The good news is that every week the artists release their songs on digital platforms. At the end of the series, the usual practice is for a CD to be released containing all the songs.

Anyway, Peter’s first song is an amazing rendition of Melissa Horn’s “Falla fritt”. It is on Spotify and YouTube (see above).

If you’re interested, here is the original music video of Melissa’s version from 2010.

In the same episode of Så Mycket Bättre, brothers Gustaf & Viktor Norén interpreted Peter’s “Guldet blev till sand”.

While we are on a YouTube roll, here is the trailer for Så Mycket Bättre.