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Kajsa Grytt
Är vi på väg hem?
National

Kajsa Grytt once fronted girl punks Tant Strul, who were an amazing band. Later she joined Malena Jönsson to become the celebrated cabaret-ish duo Kajsa and Malena. She has since started a solo career, and it's been nine years since her last album, Revolution.

Är vi på väg hem? (Are we going home?) is an intimate-sounding album. Kajsa's expressive voice and her strong lyrics are intact. She still writes about fractured relationships and longing. "Farlig liten djävul" (Dangerous little devil) has an innovative arrangement and a loose feel that contrats with the words about an irresponsible man. "Fallen i graven" (Fallen into the grave) is bluesy and intricate. Kajsa's voice drips with spite and sweetness.

"Precis så?" (Just so) is a lovley song with a Neil Young-like feel. "Jag är en av dem" (I'm one of those) is a melancholy song about being "one of the ones that loneliness likes". The title track namechecks PJ Harvey and then moves on to describe a love story with problems. The melody is gorgeous and the arrangement simple but effective.

This is a strong comeback for Kajsa Grytt and it's good to have her back. Her brand of intelligent, emotional songs has long been absent in swedish music.

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