Hello Saferide

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Hello Saferide
Annika norlin.jpeg
Background information
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Twee pop, indie pop
Years active 2005 - present
Labels Razzia Records
Website www.hellosaferide.com
Members Annika Norlin
Andreas Söderlund
Maia Hirasawa
Fredrik Hultgren
Jens Lagergren

Hello Saferide is a Swedish twee pop band fronted by songwriter Annika Norlin. According to Norlin's MySpace, the stage name "Hello Saferide" was "inspired by an intelligent bus driver in a drug-addicted small town, don't ask."[1] The Swedish-language version of the band's biography[2] identifies the town as Willimantic, Connecticut.

Based on the Internet success of the song "Highschool Stalker," Hello Saferide was signed to Razzia Records in 2005.

In 2007, Norlin released a Swedish-language album under the band name Säkert![3] (a phrase that means "Yeah, right!", but also "Safe"). The album won her two Grammis awards in 2008, for best female pop act and best lyrics. It was announced that she was chosen by Matt Groening to perform at the edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival he was curating in May 2010 in Minehead, England.

Annika Norlin is a journalist, and has worked for several newspapers in Sweden. She has also hosted different radio shows at Sveriges Radio P3.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2005 - Introducing...Hello Saferide
  • 2007 - Säkert! (as Säkert!)
  • 2008 - More Modern Short Stories From Hello Saferide (Cover art)
  • 2010 - Facit (as Säkert!)
  • 2011 - Säkert! på engelska (as Säkert! Swedish songs translated into English)
  • 2014 - The Fox, The Hunter And Hello Saferide

EP/Singles[edit]

  • 2005 - If I Don't Write This Song Someone I Love Will Die
  • 2005 - My Best Friend
  • 2006 - Would You Let Me Play This EP 10 Times a Day?
  • 2006 - Long Lost Penpal
  • 2007 - Allt som är ditt (released as Säkert!)
  • 2007 - Vi kommer att dö samtidigt (released as Säkert!)
  • 2007 - I Was Definitely Made for These Times
  • 2008 - Anna
  • 2010 - Fredrik
  • 2014 - I Was Jesus

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