Saade Vol. 2

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Saade Vol. 2
Studio album by Eric Saade
Released 30 November 2011
Genre Dance, Hip Hop,[1] Pop, Rock[2]
Label Roxy Recordings
Eric Saade chronology
Saade Vol. 1
(2011)
Saade Vol. 2
(2011)
Forgive Me
(2013)
Singles from Saade Vol. 2
  1. "Hotter Than Fire"
    Released: 2 November 2011

Saade Vol. 2 is the third studio album from Swedish singer Eric Saade. It was first released on 30 November 2011 in Sweden. The album topped the Swedish Albums Chart. It also reached the Top 50 in Finland.

Background[edit]

In May 2011, it revealed that Saade would release his upcoming album Saade in two parts. As the reason for that Saade said: “I didn't wanna waste too many songs on one album, so I decided to do two parts of my Album Saade. We have been working day and night with the sounds, to be correct and find the right synths etc. I just felt that I'm in a great songwriting mood, so I had to release two parts because of all these songs.” To do this step, he was inspired by Robyn who released her album Body Talk in three parts.[3]

From 21 November until 29 November 2011, scandipop.co.uk released previews of the songs. On 27 November 2011, wackymusiccrazy.org released previews of the songs Explosive Love, Rocket Science and Fingerprints.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sky Falls Down (featuring J-Son)"   Saade, Masato M., Gill & Santos 3:30[2]
2. "Rocket Science"   Saade, Gill & Santos, Salem Al Fakir 3:29[2]
3. "Hotter Than Fire (featuring Dev)"   Saade, Gill & Santos, Devin Tailes 3:21[2]
4. "Love Is Calling'"   Saade, Gill, Robin Fredriksson & Mattias Larsson 4:05[2]
5. "Crashed on the Dance Floor"   Saade, Gill & Santos, Cutfather, Daniel Davidsen 3:36[2]
6. "Explosive Love"   Saade, Gill & Santos, Ilya KnocDown 3:22[2]
7. "Backseat"   Saade, Masato M., Gill & Santos, Cutfather, Daniel Davidsen 3:32[2]
8. "Feel Alive"   Saade, Masato M., Gill & Santos, Ilya KnocDown 4:21[2]
9. "Fingerprints"   Saade, Gill, Mattias Fredriksson & Mattias Larsson 3:41[2]
10. "Without You I'm Nothing"   Saade, Masato M., Gill & Santos 5:50[2]

All album credits taken from the booklet contained within the CD and of the iTunes files. The latter track is not included on the iTunes version of the album but credits contained in the physical album booklet.

Critical reception[edit]

Saade Vol. 2 received critical acclaim from critics. myfizzypop.blogspot.com wrote that the album is “a lovely companion album to Volume One with some massive pop moments going on. Eric continues to delight and impress.“[5] billcsistunedon.wordpress.com wrote that the album was “dropping before year’s end and giving [Sweden] the year’s most lighthearted, feel good, crunchy electropop, which hopefully will find its way around the world in 2012.“[6]

Awards, nominations and certifications[edit]

The album was nominated for a Scandipop Award 2011 in the category Best Male Album.[7]

On 10 December 2011, popjustice.com has named the song Fingerprints as the Song of the Day.[citation needed] In December 2011, myfizzypop.blogspot.com has listed the album (together with Saade Vol. 1 and Elouise's EP's) on number one of their list Best of 2011 - My top ten (ish) albums.[8]

Singles[edit]

The first single of the album Hotter Than Fire was first released on 2 November 2011 in Sweden. It is a collaboration with American singer Dev. The song reached #5 in Sweden.[9]

A second single 'Rocket Science' was released.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Finnish Albums Chart[9] 46
Swedish Albums Chart[9] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
Swedish Albums Chart[10] 8

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Sweden 30 November 2011 CD single, digital download Roxy Recordings

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eurovision 2011 Related Releases". eurovisiontimes.wordpress.com. 2012-01-02. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Saade, Vol. 2 by Eric Saade". itunes.apple.com. 2011-11-30. Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  3. ^ "Eric Saade (2011) Inspired by Robyn". oikotimes.com. 2011-08-25. Archived from the original on 2012-06-16. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  4. ^ "Eric Saade "Explosive Love", "Rocket Science" & "Fingerprint"". wackymusiccrazy.org. 2011-11-27. Archived from the original on 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  5. ^ "FizzyPop!!: Album Assessment: Eric Saade & Adam Tyler...". myfizzypop.blogspot.com. 2011-12-04. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  6. ^ "Bill's Top 75 Songs of 2011 << BILLCS MUSIC BLOG". billcsistunedonwordpress.com. 2011-12-27. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  7. ^ "The 2012 Scandipop Awards: The Winners!". scandipop.co.uk. 2012-01-13. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  8. ^ "Best of 2011 - My top ten (ish) albums...". myfizzypop.blogspot.com. 2011-12-13. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  9. ^ a b c "Eric Saade - Saade Vol. 2". swedishcharts.com. 2011-12-09. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  10. ^ "Årslista Album - År 2011" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2014-09-23. 

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