” My Heart Is Refusing Me ” is by Loreen ( Lorine Zineb Nora Talhaoui ), the Moroccan-Swedish pop singer and music producer. Loreen was born on the 16th of October 1983 in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, which sits on the south-central east coast of the country.
The city was founded in 1252 by Birger Jarl ( Birger Magnusson ), the Swedish statesman. Early in her childhood, Loreen moved to Västerås, a city in central part of Sweden. One of the oldest cities in the country, Västerås was Sweden’s second largest city in the 11th century.
Loreen rose to fame after performing ” Euphoria “, Sweden’s winning entry at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan. She took the crown comfortably with 372 points, which was the second highest total points scored by any country in the history of the competition. A year later she performed in the semi-final and grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, hosted in Malmö, the capital and largest city of the Swedish county of Scania.
Interested in pursuing a career as a musician, she took part in Sweden’s first season of the Idol, the talent show which is part of Simon Fuller’s Pop Idol franchise. The show is broadcast on TV4, the Swedish television network. Loreen came fourth overall. In 2005, she released her first single, ” The Snake “, with the band Rob’n’Raz, becoming a television presenter on TV400, now known as Kanal 11, in the same year.
Loreen released her debut album, Heal, on the 24th of October 2012, which received positive reviews.
” My Heart Is Refusing Me ” was written by Loreen, Moh Denebi and Björn Djupström. The song was produced by SeventyEight; the Swedish production duo made up of Jakob Hazell and Svante Halldin. Now known as Jack & Coke, they have worked with Adam Lambert, Kerli and Mads Langer.
The single was released on the 27th of February 2011 by record label Warner Music Sweden ( Warner Music Group ) and taken as the second single from Loreen’s debut album, Heal.
The album, released on the 24th of October 2012, received positive reviews about the dance tracks featured, although some negative feedback was given by some of the ballads. Heal was a success in Loreen’s native Sweden. There it debuted at the top of the Swedish album Chart. It spent ten weeks in the Top Ten and stayed on the chart there for nineteen weeks.
The Grammofonleverantörernas förening ( Swedish Recording Industry Association ) certified the album Platinum with sales of 40,000. The album charted inside the Top Ten in Estonia, Finland, Norway and Switzerland. In the United Kingdom, Heal reached a peak of number seventy-one on the UK Albums Chart and thirty-six on the UK Digital Albums Chart.
The composition of ” My Heart Is Refusing Me ” takes influences from electronic, pop, house and Europop. Some critics said the song had similarities to Loreen’s previous single ” Euphoria “, which reached Number One in Sweden and many other countries throughout the continent of Europe.
The accompanying music video was directed by Liza Minou Morberg, the Swedish music and film director. Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Liza is now based in Berlin and Los Angeles.
She graduated from USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2010. The school, established in 1929, is a private media school and is part of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.
Since graduating, she worked as a director, writer and producer. Liza’s experience ranges from feature films, music videos, TV, commercial and documentaries. In addition to filmmaking, she has a background in music production, acting and dance, all that have helped influence her work as a director. Liza has worked with many recording artists including Rye Rye, Naomi Pilgrim and Mapei.
” My Heart Is Refusing Me ” was a commercial success for Loreen. In Sweden, it entered and peaked at number nine on the Swedish Singles Chart in 2010. It stayed on the chart there for nineteen weeks.
The song also charted in Austria, Belgium ( Flanders ) Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland. It did not chart in the United States or the United Kingdom.
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Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 59, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 44, Finland (The Official Finnish Download Chart) 4, Germany (Official German Charts) 41, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 26, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 41, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 18
Official Website: Loreen.se
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/LoreenTalhaoui
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