October 31, 2009
Note to Pet Shop Boys: Hurry it up
photo by xneverwherex
One of the highlights of the current Pet Shop Boys tour is their grand version of Coldplay's Viva La Vida. It turns out Viva lends itself well to Pet Shop Boys natural inclination toward grandeur. They give good anthem! And it doesn't hurt that several of the Boys' bestselling songs are covers.
So where are they with their long rumored single version that may or may not be out in December? Swedish popstar Darin - it all comes back to Sweden, doesn't it? - who was a Swedish Idol runner-up back in 2004, has just released his version and I've heard he's launching his music in the UK. Hello, Boys? Announce it and release it or it's going to be an awkward moment!
I don't think Darin has done a video yet, so you can "hear" his version below
Darin Viva La Vida:
Factoid: For those that care, I should note that Darin was working with Moroccan producer RedOne long before that newly famous blond woman.