Richard Wilson has performed and recorded for over fifteen years under the name Racingpaperplanes, but to my knowledge he sings almost exclusively in English. I was delighted that he responded to my call for non-English songs with “Det Vita,” a tune in his native Swedish. Even though I usually can’t understand a word, I love hearing people sing in their own languages. And musically, this song is right in my wheelhouse. According to Matty I’m suffering from Decade Displacement Disorder; perhaps Richard is a fellow sufferer. His unironic love for the grungy, minor-key sounds of ’90s rock shines through even on this synth- and drum-machine-infused tune – and of course I love it.
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