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I’m From Barcelona

Emanuel Lundgren gets up at noon, when we are already supposed to meet up at the venue. He looks a bit rough and appears to be suffering from the aftermath of the previous party night in the tourbus of the more-than-twenty-members band from Jönköping, Sweden. But Emanuel, the head and lead singer of I’m From Barcelona, is a die-hard performer. As soon as he takes his acoustic guitar in a small shopping center in the outskirts of Vienna, he gets going and immediately starts playing his first song “Houdini” from the new album “Who Killed Harry Houdini?”, the second LP since the band was founded in 2005. While we are still trying to set up a malfunctioning mic (and audibly fail in doing so; apologies for the bad sound), Emanuel heavily flirts with a tethered dog that is obviously thrilled by the red-haired Swede’s performance and finally rewards him with a tender dog’s kiss. “This was magic”, Emanuel says as he bids farewell to his four-legged friend. At the end of the second song “Gunhild”, that he performed with the background sound of passing underground trains and lorries, Emanuel walks towards the place where he met the dog before, finishing with a screamed and longing “I know that you are hiding in there, can I let you out?”


  • Posted: November 10, 2008
  • Camera: Michael Luger
  • Sound Recording: Matthias Leihs
  • Post-Production: Simon Brugner
  • Photography: Simon Brugner