Viktoria Tolstoy: The Morning of You
The Morning of You
Viktoria Tolstoy (vocals)
My Swedish Heart (ACT 9705-2)
Jacob Karlzon (piano), Ulf Wakenius (acoustic guitar), Lars Danielsson (bass, cello), Peter Danemo (drums, percussion).
Composed by Esbjörn Svensson. Arranged by Jacob Karlzon.
Recorded: Gothenberg, Sweden, December 6-12, 2004
Rating: 92/100 (learn more)
In keeping with his training as a pop and R&B tunesmith, Esbjörn Svensson wrote this song to have a soulful groove and a more pop-influenced hook, on which Viktoria Tolstoy's powerful voice soars. Adding to her poise and comfort delivering the vocals is dexterity in the short guitar solo by Wakenius. The background vamp is accentuated by Jacob Karlzon's distinctive power at the piano.
Reviewer: David Tenenholtz