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Monday, 25 January 2016

In my heart there will always be a place for you, for all my life.

Not going to lie, I'm pretty happy with myself considering this is the third post this month =))

Before I start to ramble, I'll get back to the real reason I'm writing this post..

So a couple of posts ago I wrote about how Adam had recorded a few solo covers and today, the mighty fine guy released another one. I always go on about how the songs he covers mean a lot to me, but seriously, this is one of my all time favourite songs (excluding Westlife of course.. hahah) I'm a 90s kid after all! And i'm so glad he's covered it.
But yeah, sometimes you just have to listen to a song, a few lines of it and you know it will blow you away, the goosebumps.. that feeling of being frozen with a shiver down your spine. Ahhhdamm (see what I did there ;) )
There are so many artists in the music industry that sing a song that's been given to them without a care in the world. But with each and every cover the guys do, whether solo or as a duo, they put their all into it.. and it pays off. With each cover they release, thought, effort, passion, care, time and just about everything goes into it to make it the best it can be and you can really, like really, feel it. I don't know, I probably sound insane to a lot of people, but I feel the passion, every word he sings he feels, every word he sings is true. I feel blessed to know such a person and am able to call him friend. Adam is truly one in a million.

The cover is here:




 Before releasing the cover, Adam did a twitcam. It was so nice to get to see him talk a little and see he is doing just fine. He said that he's been off work for one week because he was ill, but he's better now.

- During the twitcam a lot was said. Adam mentioned how Sam was in LA and meeting important people out there. He couldn't go due to personal circumstances, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
- He said that in spring hopefully things would kick off ;)
- Adam spoke about his new and old apartment a little bit, then things got a bit passionate.. I'll just leave the memory right here for those who watched xD hahahah, I'm still crying over that.. his reaction after he realised what he said :')
- He also mentioned about filming around Jonkoping and how that because it is a small town, there are only a few locations left to film, Taberg (kind of like a mountain) is one of them he may shoot a video at! Its cute :))
- He spoke a tad bit of French, my names Adam, I live in Jonkoping.. and erm, Cucumber #standardAdamFrench
- It was nice to see him all smiley..I'm loving the fact his hair is starting to grow out again and it looked so cute :D ..bring back the usual hair <333

Thank you for reading, I'm so grateful for you! Keep an eye out, the process of picking the winner for the signed T-shirt is underway! Keep an eye out for the new post that will announce the winner

I'll keep a part of you with me
Farhaana. Xx

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Monday, 18 January 2016

Irreplaceable

In the last post, which you can read here, I mentioned that Adam would probably release a solo cover on the weekend! This cover turned out to be worth the wait, in terms of how longs its been since he did a solo cover.

For a long time coming, many people have been saying to Adam and his sister, Sofie to cover a song together.. And I guess they did that and smashed just about every expectation a person could have. The cover they did was of a song called Georgia by Vance Joy. The song was given as a gift to their parents for Christmas, it was their Dad's choice. As they say, some gifts are truly irreplaceable and I guess for their parents, this would probably be one of them? The way that their harmonies blend, sounds incredible. And not to mention the video! The scenery is great, Sweden's natural beauty, the snow is amazing :D 

Anyway, the cover is linked below.. I linked both their channels, I like to be fair x)  






The winner for the competition will be chosen at the end of the week! This is the last chance you have to enter, click here to read the post that tells you how to take part!

Sam is heading out to LA this week as well.. good things are coming.. Dream BIG, right?

And if you understand Swedish.. you might hear a familiar voice ;) click here to listen 

Take care and thank you for reading as always.
Farhaana xx

New post on my person blog, click here to read it.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

2016

Happy new year beautiful readers! 2015 was a rollercoaster of a year, full of ups and a lot of downs, but you know, it's a new year and there is no time like the present to make it a good one!

Dot SE have been fairly inactive on social media during the past couple of weeks. Its down to them being busy at their night jobs, celebrating Christmas, and New Year! And for Adam, the added hard work of moving apartment.

 In addition, in less than one week Sam is going to be heading out to LA for sometime. He's going to be meeting people and who knows what else! I will try my best to keep you updated on what I can!

But just to point out, just because Dot SE haven't been active on social media, it doesn't mean they are not working for the music, they are ALWAYS working for the music, just behind close doors ;)

...aaaand, a result of working may possibly be released this weekend, with a new solo cover from Adam! Keep your eyes and ears open :D

I have a feeling, 2016 will be a good year, in many ways, never forget, Dream BIG.

And don't forget, you can still enter to win the T-shirt, read this post to find out how!

Before I end the post, during the week, Sam gave a type interview, if thats what you'd say! I translated it the best I could :)

Samuel, 24: "Dalvik is the place in my heart."

Name: Samuel Danielsson
Age: 24
Lives: Jonkoping
Family: Mum, Dad and an older brother

What do you normally do during the day? 
- I sing and produce music, that is what takes the most time, but I also like to train so I play football or workout at the gym.

What is the best in Jonkoping? 
- It is a very nice town, but Dalvik is the place in my heart. Having grown up here, over the years with friends every place has its own memory. I think its great that the city is continuing to grow.

Will you continue to live in Jonkoping? 
- Yes, I like it here in Jonkoping. It will be a job and my dreams that will get me to move in the future.

Where is your favourite place in Jonkoping? 
- The pier (Piren) in summer. I also like Condeco, the aura is nice in there.

What did you listen to last? 
- Gold Slugs - DJ Khaled ft. Chris Brown, August Alsina, Fetty Wap

What movie did you watch last? 
- The Martian

Who is your favourite celebrity? 
- Chris Brown

Favourite App? 
- Spotify

What time did you wake up today? 
- 12:00

What is your dream job? 
- Artist / working in a record company. A & R producer or songwriter.

What is your special skill that you never have use for? 
- Going on the back wheels of a wheelchair. we used to practice everyday when we smaller but I don't know where the target was.

What is a secret that you have never revealed to anyone? 
- Optimus Prime said I couldn't say anything!

The original interview was in Swedish, I have translated it. You can find the interview here.

Thank you for reading as always, you're wonderful!
Farhaana xx


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Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Christmas 2015

Hej hej!

Christmas is just two days away and the end of this year is near - it is time for a new start in 2016 and put this past rollercoaster of a year behind us!

Both Adam and Sam are busy with work at their night jobs right now, and of course, they will enjoy Christmas with family. Hence you've not heard much from them, but like they are saying, next year is going to be amazing, Sam's going to LA and original music is coming in spring :D

This update was always going to be pretty quick, but I just wanted to point something out, or maybe even make your day.. there have been many of you that have been emailing me pretty often to ask about this.. Remember the competition back in July? If not click here to read the post.. I never actually chose a winner if you remember right, there has been no mention of it! SO.. I just thought I would let you know that the competition is still on. I still need to speak to the guys and so on, but the t-shirt is still up for grabs, I've spoken to the girl who kindly arranged to get it and thats how I know :)

If you forgot what you could get, then see below ;)


Did you see Dot SE's cover of Alive? Even if you did, listen to is once more






Thank you for reading as always and have a lovely Christmas :)

And congratulations to Adam on his name day in advance
Farhaana xx

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Sunday, 6 December 2015

Take a minute

Hello, welcome back! Its been awhile hasn't it?!

I promised last week to do this blog post but I didn't have the time, but better late than never, right? :D 

Can you believe its winter now? And Christmas is just a few weeks away :D I'm so excited as I'm sure you are  

Adam and Sam took a little break from working on things for Dot SE. They have a good reason and its pretty understandable. They both were constantly working, no time for themselves, no time for their family and friends. It eventually started to get too much to release so many videos all in one week! But anyway, they've had a break, they're feeling refreshed and its time to enjoy whats coming! (Aside from their night jobs) 


They held a twitcam this evening and in it they said: 

- Sam is off on a business trip in January to LA, top secret meetings and so on. - he's going with Simon (former member of Dot SE.) 
- They prefer Justin's new album over One Direction, because Justin's album has the '2015' vibe to it 
- They're good boyfriends - they're in it for the long term. To spoil the girl & to love. 
- Working night is getting long and hard specially around Christmas, because more people buy things online 
- Spring is going to be good! Original music is heading for their listeners! 
- Last but not least, during the twitcam, Adam mentions about growing his hair back to his 'usual' style, I 100% think you should - i'm sure there are many out there that agree too! The new hair style looks great and really suits you, but their ain't nothing like Adam and his usual hair style! ;)

If you want to watch the twitcam, I've embedded it below :) 



I'll hopefully update the blog soon again, keep an eye out for Dot SE's Christmas cover 2015 ;D

Take care - I'll be updating my personal blog next week too - believe me, you don't want to miss it ;)

Thank you for reading as always
Farhaana xx 

Monday, 2 November 2015

Covers

It was just over three weeks ago when I updated the blog last. And many of you readers will be happy to know that I will continue to blog for Dot SE.

Since updating the blog last, Adam and Sam have been working hard to release several covers, including:

- Alive by Sia
- Perfect by One Direction
- Sorry by Justin Bieber
- Hello by Adele

And they released a behind the scenes for Alive and Perfect! Click here to watch it.

Out of the four covers they have released in the past couple of weeks, my two favourites have to be Sorry and Hello. It's obvious their vocals are always so good, and I love how they decided to make it their own by turning it into a slow R'N'B, its amazing.. but I especially love how they've taken full advantage of Sweden's natural beauty ;)




I highly recommend that you check out Hello as well - well I actually think you should watch all the covers, but you get what I mean..

Both of them were crazy enough to sing it in the same key, they've done a smashing job! Click here to watch it.

In addition to all the covers the guys have been recording, you can now find out what they will be up too by checking the latest video on their channel. It's call Dot SE update. They will release one every monday where Adam and Sam will tell you their schedule for the week and even may tell you which song they will be covering next, maybe.






That's it until the next post, thank you for reading as always!

Farhaana xx

- Dreams do come true -

Sunday, 11 October 2015

And then three became two.

Wow! More than three months later, I return, back behind the computer screen, blogging for those who read and want to know the ins and outs to Dot SE. The break came, as the guys were enjoying summer and preparing a lot for Autumn and Winter. And really the same with me, I've had an enjoyable but long summer! I now live alone and have plenty of time on my hands for regular updates and so on.

So a catch up where I left of, July.. it all seemed to be going so well right? Dot SE playing a gig and talks about summer going to be huge..

Back in spring Johan applied for Swedish Idol and he made it onto the top 20. Due to contracts and things, that led him to leave Dot SE. So now the guys are where they first started, back to just the two of them, Adam and Sam, where it all began, where they were discovered. In a way, the experiences that all five of them have been through, in some way shape or form, will have affected them in a good way and made them even more determined to get to the top, where hopefully, they will all meet.

So where are we at now?

Adam and Sam worked hard leading up to Autumn to transform Adam's apartment into a studio at one half and his home in the other half. Sam now works with Adam so they kind of have the same sleeping pattern / routine so can work together when they are off.
The focus for Dot SE is now the band, youtube, the fans and the reason they are Dot SE, the music.

Both of them are working hard to deliver video's every week, covers, vlogs and behind the scenes.
The other amazing thing is their website is now fully up and running. They have multiple updates sometimes in a day. You can really see they are working so hard to keep the fans updated.

 Talking about updates, I've always said this to the guys, I will always have their backs 100%, and I've always said this to any fans in the past four years that have ever spoken to me, even before One2Five formed, when Adam and Sam were alone, I'll always be there for all of you, but, I have quite a serious question.. seen as you guys, the fans are getting updates from Adam and Sam directly, do you still want me to blog as well? I love blogging, believe me, but the decision is in your hands!

I know that for an update that has come 3 months later, its not so long, but sometimes, its about quality rather than quantity. Before I go, check out the guys cover of Incomplete. They tweaked things in it, edited bits to improve it before releasing it as a Dot SE cover rather than individuals on their accounts. As they say, its hands down, one of the best songs ever made. And their cover is, rather fine may I just say.



I'm going to wrap this post up here, its been great to blog again! But the decision is in your hands, does it continue?

Thank you for reading as always!
// Farhaana xx