Sweden: Something Right

Over the past few days, I made the mistake of mainlining the new Swedish Netflix drama Quicksand, which stars two Melodifestivalen veterans – Felix Sandman and William Spetz.

Yes, I know, I know. After watching that trailer, I probably should have known that I was in not for the loveable goofball that’s best friends with Li’l Benji Ingrosso, but a scary Sandman, the type you don’t want to bring you dreams.

I would not recommend watching this drama if you want to stay a Felix Sandman fan!

FORTUNATELY, Felix Sandman dropped a new video on the exact same day the series was released. And it’s an upbeat love song!

Of course, the joy of any Felix Sandman video is not in the song, but in the dance moves that Felix Sandman creates. Felix Sandman cannot be tamed by any choreographer. His gawky (and literal) dance moves present hope for all of us who someday too wish to become Swedish pop stars, but are somehow only limited by our absolute lack of coordination.

Guess, for example, what Felix is singing about here:

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That’s right! He’s drinking some coffee! (I had hoped he was spilling some tea.)

And what about here?

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Yup! He’s making a list!

Are you tired of the Picard facepalm meme? Start your own new one with Felix Sandman!

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And, of course, we get the general range of just Felix truly dancing like nobody’s watching:

Felix Sandman, I know that you’ve got a career to manage. I respect you for wanting to try something new, and I expect that you want to prove to people that you’re not just a sweet-voiced boy band alumnus. But please, never change. I mean yes, change and grow, but please never grow self-conscious enough to avoid just being yourself on the dance floor, because it is truly magical. Almost enough to make me forget what your character did in episode 5 without a GD trigger warning.

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