After a two-year hiatus from their last album, it was released in Japan on March 19, and in Europe on March 24, The album differs from much of the band's earlier work, eschewing the pop and electronic rock sound of previous material in favour of a sparser, alternative rock and country -influenced production. There are great numbers in lightweight fabrics, including mesh and lace.
Guitarist Peter Svensson took care of all the music, relying on familiar pop archetypes but forswearing the catchy hooks in favor of carefully constructed songs.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Streams Videos All Posts. That year also saw their song "Deuce" appearing on The X-Files: The Cardigans returned in to record Long Gone Before Daylight , a collection of songs mainly written by Persson and Svensson. Long Gone Before Daylight became one of the best selling albums in Sweden in After a two-year hiatus from their last album, it was released in Japan on March 19, and in Europe on March 24, The album differs from the band's earlier works.
Their familiar "happy" pop sound takes on a change to pop songs with more of an American country music influence. It is a much darker album than their previous works, and quieter than Gran Turismo. Indeed, even lead singer Nina Persson dyed her once light blonde hair to jet black, reflecting the band's change of mood. Criticism was generally mixed to positive. Some found the change of direction welcome, and felt the band had matured, making songs that were even better than other experienced country-pop styled artists.
Others missed the old pop sound, and accused the band of possibly being ashamed of their former "happy" pop sound. The second single was " You're the Storm " released on June 2, The third and final single was " Live and Learn " released on December 3, On 28 April , the band's iTunes Originals album was released through iTunes.
On 19 October , the band released their sixth album Super Extra Gravity to generally favourable reviews. After the band finished promotional activities in Autumn , the band entered an extended hiatus and devoted themselves to other projects. In the Cardigans received a lucrative offer from Hultsfred Festival to perform the album Gran Turismo in full.
They recruited singer-songwriter Oskar Humlebo to fill in for Svensson, and asked their agent to seek more shows for them to play. Still with Humlebo in place of Svensson, the band played career-spanning sets when touring resumed during late with shows in Japan, China and Russia, followed by more dates in which took them to South Korea, Europe and South America. In interviews promoting her solo album Animal Heart , Persson suggested that the success of their most recent live dates opened the possibility for future Cardigans recordings, though there were no firm plans.
It contained nine tracks from some of Ireland's leading artists. Proceeds from the album went to the fair trade campaign. In the band's break of , Persson recorded the second A Camp album Colonia ,  which was released in early Persson released the album Animal Heart under her own name in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
For other uses of the word Cardigan, see Cardigan. The Cardigans performing in Belo Horizonte , Brazil in The Great Rock Discography 5th ed.
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