It’s not often that I consider so-called “hot new artists” to be anything remotely related to “hot” (in the musical sense). But the fact of the matter is that I am a little bit curious about Swedish Idol 2005 runner-up Sebastian Karlsson’s debut album, “Do what you’re told”, which is said to be released on February 22.
On stage, the guy moves like a mix of Axl Rose and Mick Jagger; to the appropriate music. His voice is somewhere between Mick Jagger and David Bowie, what I’ve heard of it anyway. I realize he wants to do his own thing, but I would personally like to also have a record of his best Idol 2005 performances (covers), including “You’re beautiful” (James Blunt) and “It’s only Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Rolling Stones); he also did a splendid version of “Life on Mars” (David Bowie).
Get busy Sebastian! We really need more male vocalists who can bring it on, and still make it audible, from the floor.. rock ‘n’ roll!!