Leave it to the Swedes to unleash another incredible pop singer/songwriter on us. "Hurtful" has been bubbling around as a Coldplay-ish pop rock since 2008. I first heard the song on a demo and knew it would be back again. The DC Breaks mix, which is actual more drum and bass sound, was the first remix I heard recently and I was blown away by how incredible Erik's vocals and lyrics resonated with the more aggressive electronic production. The Roqwell & ISancho mix goes a bit more progressive while the Wideboys mix is the commercial electro sound that we all know and love. "Hurtful" is such a strong song that it will work in any genre. This of course isn't a big shock as his previous single "Don't Bring Flowers" was a buzz record with mixes by Martin Roth and Three Fingers. Watch out for Erik Hassle in 2010.
Video (Original Version) - YouTube
Audio (DC Breaks Mix) - YouTube
Audio (Roqwell & iSancho Mix) - YouTube
Audio (Wideboys Mix) - YouTube
Photo Courtesy of Island.