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Her previous two albums had been recorded in Swedish. Co-produced by Hugh Padgham and Phil Collinswho was then the drummer and singer of the rock band Genesisthe album featured a harder-edged and more rock-oriented sound than the music she had previously recorded with ABBA, and it included Collins' distinctive gated reverb drum When Will I Know - UNV - Somethings Goin On. The album was met with a positive reception by both critics and the public, with sales in excess of 1. InFrida felt it was time to record a solo album again, this time in English and aimed at the international market.
ABBA were spending less and less time together. Going through her divorce from fellow band member Benny AnderssonFrida had heard Phil Collins' " In the Air Tonight ", and then "listened to the album Face Value non-stop for eight months".
As Collins himself put it in a TV interview: "Frida and I had something in common as far as our divorces were concerned. We were both the injured party.
He accepted the offer, thus making this his second album to be recorded in the Polar Studiosthe first being Genesis ' Duke Polar Music sent out invitations to publishing companies around the world, announcing Frida's plans and asking for songs suitable for the project. The response was overwhelming; more than songs came into the Polar Music offices in Stockholm. Elvis Costello who submitted a song called "I Turn Around" was one of the many who had their work rejected.
A re-interpretation of the Face Value track "You Know What I Mean" — a song especially close to her heart, both Coeur Fou - Ame Son - Catalyse and lyrically — was also included. When it was decided to release the song as a single inFrida re-recorded the song as a solo version. Produced at a time when most commercial recordings used only analog technology, the album was one of the few to be both digitally recorded and mixed.
She wanted to break away from being associated with the group and make a fresh start both as an artist and as an individual. The new songs, musicians and producer gave Frida a new identity. Collins' production and especially his gated drum sound heard throughout the album, as well as the rough and raw guitar riffs of the lead single "I Know There's Something Going On", contrasted with the sound of an ABBA record. All backing vocals were sung by Frida and Collins. The album closes with their duet "Here We'll Stay".
Swedish Television, SVTdocumented this African Sausage - Jonas Gwangwa And African Explosion - Who (Ngubani)? event by filming the whole When Will I Know - UNV - Somethings Goin On process from day one in the studio to the release party after the album's completion.
In the fall ofFrida unveiled the results of these recording sessions by releasing the single and video " I Know There's Something Going On ".
An extensive promotion tour of Europe and the United States followed. Frida performed both the single and other songs from the album on major TV-channels throughout Europe. The album received positive reviews by critics. Billboard wrote: "ABBA's auburn-haired songstress makes a bold solo-project a stunning success", whilst Mark Coleman described the album in the third edition of The Rolling Stone Album Guide as a "sharp, rock-oriented, delightfully eclectic album".
Audiences around the world also accepted the new, rockier sound and both the album and its lead single soon started climbing the charts; Something's Going On reached No. It was also a Top 20 hit in the UK, peaking at No. With sales in excess of 1. The single reached No.
It also proved a success in the United States, reaching No. The song was the 20th biggest-selling single in the US for From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about Something's Going On by Frida. For other uses, see Something's Going On disambiguation. Archived from the original on Retrieved Retrieved 10 December Record Research. Australian Chart Book — Hung Medien.
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