LISTEN / TIM SCHOU – SUPERNOVA
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Tim Schou out of A Friend In London has just launched his first solo single since the group’s demise. It’s ‘Supernova’ and it is below.
‘Tis is a gorgeous piano ballad. And by “piano ballad” we mean that it is literally just him and a piano. As he’s tinkering away, he’s singing the absolute shit out of the massive melody that accompanies the lyrics about two lovers having an amazing time together most of the time. The best bit is the note at the end of the second chorus. Wow.
Most will know Tim from his time fronting A Friend in London. And most will know A Friend in London from when they represented Denmark at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing a respectable 5th with ‘A New Tomorrow’. And if you don’t know the song, perhaps you will remember the moment when Tim screamed that he “would like to fuck you in the ass” as another 12 points came through for his country. Well Tim – we’re giving ‘Supernova’ a big Huit Points! What do we get for that?
Since A Friend In London split last year, Tim has appeared on the Danish version of Tom Daley’s TV show Splash (Stjerner På Vippen) – going on to win the whole thing. Google Images throw up some noteworthy moments from his time on the show.
DID YOU KNOW?
A Friend in London (also known by its acronym AFIL) was formed in 2005 when the band members were at a boarding school in Vostrup, Denmark. The lead singer Páll Schou won the contest Danish Young Talent 2005 which led to the recording of the band’s first single, “Thoughts of a Boheme”. The Danish national radio station P3 picked up on the sounds of the band, providing airplay for the single “Shoot Me”. Danish TV station TV2 used the band’s track “Dead Beat” in a TV-commercial contest. The band started touring Denmark extensively with more than 100 different gigs. Their break came in 2008 with the Bodog Million Dollar Battle of the Bands where they won the European leg of the competition reaching the final 10 qualifying round in the United States. The band refused to continue further with the competition, because of complexity of contractual aspects the organizers wanted to impose on them and other participants. Following that, they toured Canada and the United States. The band became very popular in Canada, where since 2009 they have made three successful tours, the last being in 2011. The tour included shows in June 2009 at NXNE (North by NorthEast) and Canadian Music Week as well as a performance at Breakfast TV, a major morning show in Toronto. They ended up signing a management agreement with a Canadian music group.