Category Archives: Releases

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.

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.

Peter to publish his autobiography

Peter’s autobiography will be published on 10 November 2021, titled “Att bära sig själv”, which roughly translates to “Carrying Himself”.

The press release says that Peter will tell his whole story about he became one of Sweden’s greatest musical artists, despite the emotional baggage of family secrets, feeling of guilt and shame and his journey to insight and self-discovery. The book will also be a declaration of Peter’s love for a life of music.

As you can probably tell, the book will be in Swedish. Time to dust off my Swedish dictionary and brush up my rusty Swedish.

Better Man – new single

Peter will be releasing new music on 13 August 2021. “Better Man” is a new single that will be out on the usual digital platforms.

The song has been inspired by the #metoo and Black Lives Matter movements and is about people becoming the best versions of themselves.

If you pre-save the song then you could be in with a chance to win tickets to Peter’s online concert on 29 August 2021. Visit https://fpt.fm/app/29995/better-man for more information.

Peter in 2021 – Exciting Plans Ahead

Things have been fairly quiet over the past 18 months – until last week that is.

Just over week ago, Peter reached a milestone by turning 50 and since then the news has been rolling in.

Possibly the most exciting is that new music is on its way. Peter has been teasing recording sessions in the studio on his Instagram account for some time now. With his 50th birthday, it was announced that Peter has signed with Warner Music Sweden and that newly written music will be released at the end of summer. I am taking this to mean either September or October, traditionally a popular time to release albums.

I seem to recall Peter mentioning that he has been working with his songwriting team behind the amazing Humanology album, which is good news. That would be Kathryn Williams and Tobias Fröberg.

Peter is currently on Gotland filming for the next season of the Swedish TV show Så mycket bättre (literal translation = So much better). If you haven’t heard of the show, it gets together a diverse group of Swedish music artists and they all perform versions of each other’s songs. It is very popular and has been around for over 10 years. The songs are released via digital platforms and are also collected together on a CD release. A bonus (for me anyway) is that one of my favourite singers from the 70s, Harpo is also appearing. Outside of Sweden. he was mainly known for the worldwide hit Moviestar but within Sweden he has a full catalogue of music stretching over several decades.

Peter has just announced three concerts in July. If you are in Sweden or can get to Sweden, the dates are listed in the above picture and tickets can be booked on www.krall.se from 15 June 2021.

Peter also mentioned in passing that he has been filming a new movie in Malmö. No other details as yet.

Exciting times ahead.

A Peter Christmas wrap up

It’s been a little difficult to update the site recently and all though Christmas is behind us, I thought I would combine a few newsy type items in the one post.

Peter’s Christmas movie has done well, reaching number 2 on the Swedish box office charts, just behind”Joker”. Reviews have been positive, some noting the dark themes, darker than you would expect from a Christmas movie. Despite this, there is still a feel good factor and critics have praised the director and of course Peter. Keep an eye out for it at film festivals or the DVD and Blu-ray releases due in March.

Alas, no soundtrack but there is a 3 track digital EP available through the usual online providers. It contains the single “När natt flyr” and new versions of “Jag kommer hem igen till jul” and “Jag tror på dig”. Well worth checking out.

There is a music video for the new version of”Jag kommer hem igen till jul” (above), featuring more clips from the movie.

You may recall that “Jag tror på dig” is the Bob Dylan song from Peter’s Christmas album sung as a duet with Eva Dahlgren. The New version has a second uncredited male voice and although I haven’t seen the movie, I am guessing it is Johannes Kuhnke, who plays the brother. Johannes is also a singer and he even participated in Melodifestivalen back in 2010, the same year that Peter competed with”Hollow”.

Finally, another Christmas song from Peter, a duet with Moonica Mac. It is taken from a new animated short film based on the Astrid Lindgren picture story called “Räven och Tomten” (the story has been published in English as “The Tomten and the Fox”). The song with the same name is available through the usual online providers. The film was shown on SVT on Christmas Eve and can still be seen on SVTPlay albeit only in Sweden.

The song can be heard on Spotify and YouTube.

Watch “Peter Jöback – När natt flyr (Official Music Video)” on YouTube

The music video features Peter at the piano intercut with clips from the movie. Great video for a beautiful song. It really makes me wish I could see the movie but it’s not playing in Australia. Maybe at next year’s Scandinavian Film Festival.

New single “När natt flyr”

A new Christmas single from Peter has just been released. “När natt flyr” (When the night flies by) is a beautiful song and is the first single to be taken from the forthcoming soundtrack (no details yet) for the movie “Jag kommer hem igen till jul”.

It is available through the usual digital outlets including Spotify.