"Spellbound" is a song written specifically for the movie Flykten till Framtiden (SF, Svensk Filmindustri) which premiered on November 11th 2016 and was directed by Ulf Malmros and Jaana Fomin. The brief to write a song in ELO (Electric Light Orchestra)/70's style came from Ulf Malmros and Bob Film Sweden AB to the film score composer who then invited David Myhr to co-writing and co-producing the track. The song was also released as a digital single by U.K. record label Lojinx (October 14th 2016) and included on a digital soundtrack compilation released by Monogram Recordings (October 28th 2016).
The song has been taken up by Swedish National Radio P4 and is currently on the C-list, meaning that it's played 2-3 times a week.
Press release text from Lojinx:
On the 11th of November Flykten till Framtiden (English: "My Future Love") hits cinemas in Sweden. The feature-length film is directed by Ulf Malmros and Jaana Fomin and stars Henrik Dorsin, Elias Palin, Victoria Dyrstad and Johan Ulveson.
The time-travel themed narrative is partially set in 1973 and for this composer Jimmy Lagnefors was hired to create a soundtrack authentic to the period. When the directors specifically requested a song that "sounds like Electric Light Orchestra" Lagnefors brought in songwriter/artist David Myhr to collaborate.
Myhr, with his background in the 90's power pop combo The Merrymakers and, in particular, his 2012 album Soundshine, has demonstrated a knack for creating fresh, modern, pop music with roots firmly in the classic tradition of McCartney & Lynne. It was no surprise that Myhr jumped at the chance.
Lagnefors and Myhr were also behind the song Vänta inte på mig ("Don’t wait for me") in last year's Swedish box office smash "Micke & Veronica". With the new song "Spellbound" the songwriting duo have created "the song that E.L.O. never made". It features heavily in the film and plays when the credits roll.
The single "Spellbound" is out now!
Written by Jimmy Lagnefors and David Myhr. Performed by David Myhr. Produced by Jimmy Lagnefors & David Myhr. Recorded at Monogram Recordings, Sideshow Studios, and Durango Recording, Stockholm. Strings recorded in Willow-Valley Studio, Gothenburg. Mixed by Markus ”Black” Sjöberg. Mastered by Classe Persson.
Lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, bass: David Myhr
Background vocals, guitar: Jimmy Lagnefors
Drums, tambourine: Andreas Dahlbäck
Tambourine: Henka Johansson
Trumpet: Elin Andersson
Violin: Mattias Johansson
Cello: David Bukovinszky
Strings: Mattias Bylund
Strings arranged by: Hans Hjortek & David Myhr
London: Lojinx , 2016.