Tvillingen

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Tvillingen
The cover art for Darin's album "Tvillingen".jpg
Studio album by
Released24 November 2017
Recorded2017
Genre
Length33:35
LanguageSwedish
Label Dex Music
Producer
  • Darin Zanyar
  • Ollie Olson
  • David Lindgren Zacharias
  • Smith & Thell
  • Lars Halapi
  • Peter Kvint
Darin chronology
Fjärilar i magen
(2015)
Tvillingen
(2017)
Singles from Tvillingen
  1. "Ja må du leva"
    Released: March 2017
  2. "Alla ögon på mig"
    Released: September 2017
  3. "Tvillingen"
    Released: September 2017

Tvillingen is the eighth studio album by Swedish singer/songwriter Darin, released on 24 November 2017 by his own record label Dex Music and distributed by Sony Music. It is the second of Darin's albums to entirely contain Swedish songs, with the first being Fjärilar i magen , which was released on 25 September 2015. Before the release of the album, the single "Ja må du leva" had been certified double platinum in Sweden and the single "Tvillingen" had been certified gold. [1] Subsequently, the album reached number one on the Swedish album chart in the first week following its release [2] and was certified platinum in the end of 2017. [3]

Contents

Background

The title of the album (in English "Gemini") was chosen with regard to the way that the album reflects Darin's different personalities and since it is his star sign. [4] [5] [6] After the success of his previous release, Darin was interested in releasing another album with more personal songs and lyrics. [6] He continued with releasing music in Swedish since for him it makes it easier to bring up themes that are important to him and also makes it easier for his audience to understand his work. [5]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Aftonbladet Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [7]
Dagens Nyheter Star full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [8]
Dagens Industri Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [9]
Expressen Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [10]

The album was generally well received by Swedish music critics, with many reviewers praising the tone of the album and the production, while some were critical towards Darin's new musical direction. [7] [8] [9] [10]

Track listing

Credits adapted from Spotify. [11]

Tvillingen track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Rädda mig"
  • Zanyar
  • David Lindgren Zacharias
  • Ollie Olson
3:46
2."Tvillingen"
  • Zanyar
  • Zacharias
  • Olson
3:02
3."Ja må du leva"
  • Zanyar
  • Peter Kvint
3:23
4."Mardröm" (featuring Smith & Thell)
  • Zanyar
  • Maria Smith
  • Victor Thell
3:10
5."Alla ögon på mig"
  • Zanyar
  • Zacharias
  • Olson
3:37
6."Den här sången"
  • Zanyar
  • Lars Halapi
3:51
7."Man över bord"
  • Zanyar
  • Kvint
3:01
8."Palmerna i stan"
  • Zanyar
  • Zacharias
  • Olson
3:08
9."Paraply"
  • Zanyar
  • Zacharias
  • Olson
3:39
10."Allt som vi sa"
  • Zanyar
  • Zacharias
  • Olson
2:44
Total length:33:35

Personnel

Credits adapted from Spotify. [11]

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart Chart (2017–2018)Peak
position
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) [2] 1

Year-end charts

Chart (2018)Position
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) [12] 63

Certifications

Certifications for Tvillingen
RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Sweden (GLF) [3] Platinum40,000Double-dagger-14-plain.png

Double-dagger-14-plain.png Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history

RegionDateFormatLabelCatalogue
Various24 November 2017Dex Music88985489811/88985489812

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