Mando Diao - You can’t steal my love - EMI Sweden - (Mute) - Single Review
You can’t steal my love
EMI Sweden (Mute)
Release Date: 21 February 2005
In case you thought Sweden was all cold weather, all sex and no love, please change your mind immediately as the prolific songwriting partnership of Gustaf Noren and Bjorn Dixgard – singer and guitarist in Mando Diao – have produced a rare gem: an energic, beautiful yet melancholic rock and roll piece. You Can’t Steal My Love could have well been the final track on the first Strokes album, with its lyrics of
urban boredom, passionate love, and desperate “yeah yeah yeahs” in the chorus. But what’s clear in this track are the many colours of passion, the anger and the joy indissolubly linked together, and the depth of it all. With fragmented riffs and a glorious melody, and the description of the typical romantic encounter in a crowded room, followed by the seductive invitation to watch an 80s film together, Mando Diao deliver a cracking new single – and if the album is half this exciting, we all can’t wait to buy it.