Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
Katie Goes to Tokyo is Kathrine Bergström’s solo project after stints in bands like Backfish and Wilson Hospital. It’s a very poppy and Nordic-sounding effort. I’m reminded of Cardigans and other bands of that ilk.
“Close to you” is a lovely song, the singer’s girlish vocals accentuated by a very slow beat.
“Everywhere I go” is sunny and upbeat, a classic pop song.
“If it’s alright” is a ballad that sounds like a big hit. The strings work well with the song underscoring the longing in the lyrics.
“Somebody I never Knew” is a great song, and elegiac mood underpinning the pop trappings.
This is a record for the fans of old-school power pop. You can’t go wrong with Katie.
Posted on May 30, 2006
Listen to track samples
1. Moving From This Town
3. Close to You
4. Everywhere I Go
5. The Girl Who Ruined Your World
6. If It’s Alright
7. Until She Breaks
8. Somebody I Never Knew
9. Down At the Coffeeshop
11. Contemplation’s Over