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Song Premiere: Salme Dahlstrom’s “Love + Shine”

Salme Dahlstrom
Image: Bryce Prevatte

“Relentlessly hooky and ridiculously accessible.” – Entertainment Weekly

The Wall Street Journal dubbed musician Salme Dahlstrom a “music licensing queen” when, like Moby before her, she managed to license every track from her 2008 album The Acid Cowgirl Audio Trade to various corporations and television programs.

At the time, Dahlstrom, who produces, performs, edits, and mixes all of her tracks herself, was not only just getting noticed, she was just getting started. “C’mon Y’all,” one of catchiest numbers on an album of catchy numbers, eventually received prominent placements in major ad campaigns for CoverGirl, Suave, and Kellogg’s that ran on primetime network television for months.

While managing what inevitably became a highly successful licensing business, Dahlstrom continued to do the work that got her there, and will now release the “Pop Propaganda Volume 2: Retro Funk Soul Junction” EP on September 16. Entertainment Weekly recently premiered the first single “Pop Ur Heart Out,” with Huffington Post picking up the remix. Next up is the single “Love + Shine”:

“I had the title first,” Dahlstrom explains. “It was going to be a love song, but I wanted to write that age-old story from a new perspective.” She contunues, “So, I stepped forth as a cocky, wide-eyed optimist with the opening line, ‘As a self appointed expert on the politics of love…’ It’s a new character, at least for me!”

For more about Salme Dahlstrom, visit her website.

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