Monday, September 1, 2014

Future Smash Alert: Christopher Makes Us Swoon With "Mama"

Sorry, I had to *proceeds to faint*
Male popstars are harder and harder to find nowadays. I'm not talking about the hip-hop superstars or international DJs that team up with divas to create amazing songs, but bonafide solo male popstars that make POP music. Justin Timberlake is the obvious case, with his career becoming the template for every modern R&B crooner that has reached the top 10. We do have Sam Smith now, but he appears to be more of a male Adele than anything else, WHICH IS AMAZING STILL. There are the synthpop masters like MNEK and Bright Light Bright Light but mainstream success has yet to find them. And pop is very fickle, so it's all about searching for the next big thing.

So it made me very excited when I stumbled upon Danish singer Christopher. That's right, a mononymous blonde Scandinavian hottie that also makes amazing pop music. It's almost too good to be true. Christopher started his career in 2011 when he was a bright young star making boring acoustic guitar music. While it may not be my cup of tea, his debut album Colours managed to get to number 4 on the Danish charts. Afterwards, Mr. Christopher Nissen worked with fellow countrymen Molly Sandén and Svenstrup & Vendelboe to properly introduce him to pop.

Then, pop pretty much imploded when Christopher released the first single from his second album "Told You So." Pretty much the best song Timberlake never recorded, it immediately set up Christopher to become the sexiest star in Europe and reached number 4 in Denmark. Follow-up single "Crazy" followed the success of his newfound heartthrob status and reached NUMBER 2, alongside his really good second album Told You So. He also notched a number 1 with his cringe-worthy yet catchy collaboration with Brandon Beal, "Twerk It Like Miley" (that's how to do it, popstars of the world).

His transformation from Jason Mraz to Justin Timberlake is officially complete as his third single "Mama" came out recently with an appropriately funky video to match the sultry groove of the song. A fun alternative to Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines", Christo takes the time to question some girl's sexiness and deduces that she must "Get it from her mama" (sorry, Christopher wins this round). If that isn't enough, Christopher's dancing in the video makes your heart flutter with every finger snap. It could be the sleeper hit that would bring Danish pop to the world's attention, and if nothing else, you can just look at Christopher's beauty and slick moves. Let's stay on the lookout for this one shall we?

Side Note: This is Christopher's Instagram, it's worth it so you're welcome

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