Two years ago, Bosson released his second album ”One in a million”.
Two years of extreme focus on him as an international artist and a lot of promotional work for the mega hit ”One in
a million” has passed. This last year has been tough, trying to find inspiration to write songs again and with many
hours in the studio. Now it’s time to release the third album ”Rockstar”. The first single is ”You
Opened my Eyes”.
Bosson, Staffan Olsson, has experienced much more than many other Swedish pop stars. ”One
in a million” was chosen to be the lead music theme for the movie ”Miss Congeniality” with Sandra Bullock.
She personally called him and invited him to the set in Austin, Texas. He was nominated for a Golden Globe and standing on
the red carpet on the gala he realized how far his music had taken him. The hard work as a writer and producer finally paid
off. And what a result! ”One in a million” became a top 10 hit in Europe and Asia; he has toured with Kylie Minogue
and Britney Spears and has played for more than 70 000 people in the audience. He has also written songs for Amy Grant and
the famous guitarist Al Di Miola.
Bosson lived in a whirlwind of attention, celeb photographers and hysterical fans.
But after a couple of years in the limelight, he needed to take a brake.
- I needed to slow down for a while. I was so
worn out by the extreme attention. I travelled away alone for a while. I needed to be by myself and to find some inspiration.
hard to be introvert when your natural personality is extreme extrovert. Bosson stepped out of the celebrity life and soon
found inspiration and energy to write again.
Last autumn he started his work with ”Rockstar”. The album
has taken took its time to develop. He doesn’t want to release something that feels unfinished, just to please his fans.
I didn’t want to do a follow up just to be sure nobody forgets about me. It’s not the way I work with my music.
being involved in all of the songs on ”Rockstar”, Bosson proves that he is a very good songwriter and producer.
Years of training by the computer and the mixer have made him a very talented music creator.
After a year of hard work
in the studio, Bosson and Peter Boström, who produced ”One in a million”, finally could finish Rockstar. With
an album where every song is strong enough to be a single, Bosson hopes to reach the same success as with ”One in a
Bosson formed his deep interest for music in the 80’s. It felt natural for him to produce ”Rockstar”
in the same manner. The naked pop sound is very visual. Bosson makes music as pop sounded back at the 80’s with a lot
of energy in the songs.
Some critics say that his music is to commercial to have a deeper meaning but that is a too
simple way to reject his lyrics. Bosson describes his music as a symbol for ”naive” feelings, and the songs do
have a deep meaning. He wants people to feel a connection with the music. The songs can be about everything from love, every
day situations, six years old niece Noa, a non accepted love affair between people with different religious believes, to the
feelings when someone you love pass away. It’s a good thing when people can feel that they are not alone with their
feelings. Thousands of e-mails and letters from fans prove that.
”Rockstar” continues where ”One
in a million” ends.
An album full of addictive hits.