“It has influences of soul and pop, and it has kind of fallen
in between,” she said. “It is pop with a twist.”
Normally Titiyo writes her own songs, but she didn’t write
anything for Come Along. Instead she asked Peter Svensson from
Cardigans, and Joakim Berg from Kent, to write all the songs.
“For every song they wrote, the happier I got,” Titiyo said
in the interview with Kalamalama in April. For her three previous
R&B/soul albums, Titiyo won three Swedish Grammys: Best Newcomer,
Best Album, and Best Female Artist. Yet she felt that she needed
“I wanted to do something new,” said Titiyo in a press release
from Lava Records. “But I was worried because I didn’t know
what direction to take.”
The direction was high on the sales charts. The album, Come
Along, as well as same-titled single, went No. 1 in Sweden.
The single stayed No. 1 for four consecutive weeks and twice
broke the record for most plays in a single week. It was awarded
Gold after only two weeks. It also won Titiyo her fourth Grammy
for Best Song. “Come Along” was also one of the 10-most-played
singles in many European nations.
In the United States it still remains to be seen, or in this
case heard, if “Come Along” can go the same direction as it
did in Europe. The album is now available in music stores in
Hawai‘i, offering a bonus track as well as bonus videos of the
song “Come Along” (www.titiyo.com).