Review: An Exclusive Evening with Peter Jöback at Rival

Release concert for the album Atlas

By: Apr. 15, 2024
Review: An Exclusive Evening with Peter Jöback at Rival
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Review: An Exclusive Evening with Peter Jöback at Rival

Peter Jöback has released a new record, Atlas, and tonight was the first time he played all the songs live in. At the winter concerts in 2023, we got a first glimps of his new sound when he played the title song Atlas.  In total there are ten new songs on the album, all which he has co-written with Ed Harcourt and Kathryn Williams and they have created a British pop sound that suits Peter vocice and style very well.

These are songs that you easily take to heart and Peter performs them with full energy. There is a certain nervousness in the air when he enters the stage and the notes to the now classic opening song Är det här platsen. The nervousness subsides quite soon when he notices that the audience likes the new songs. First out of the new songs is the album's first track Begin to End. Then follows a great mix of new and old, ballads and uptempo songs. One of the most special momennts is when he performes the beautiful song Spellbound which he dedicated to his beloved children. A soft and gentle song which at some notes resembles the beautiful  Someday at Christmas by Stevie Wonder.

The record Atlas is set to reflect where Peter is in life now. True to his habit, he wants to explore other sides of himself and find a new sound, and he has succeeded well in his misson. He wants to lift up the modern man and together with Ed Harcourt, who was one of the evening's guests, he made the duet Modern Man. Ed also joined and played on The Game which was one of the highlights of the concert.

On the record, he has another duet partner, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, in the song Punch Drunk, but tonight it was Dominique (Pålsson Wiklund) who, with her beautiful voice, matched Peters well. Before that, they did a fantastic interpretation of Wicked Games. Would love to see more duets with them in the future.

Peter always surrounds himself with skilled musicians and together they exuded a joy of playing that spread to the audience and the new songs were well received by Peter's faithful audience. The danceable Börja om från noll put an end to the concert and made the audience dance out with a great atmosphere.

The record Atlas has just been released. 


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