NILS PATRIK JOHANSSON (Astral Doors / Lion’s Share / ex Civil War) surprises his fans with a very special cover version of a great classic.
With “Mercedes Benz”, one of the best Scandinavian hard/heavy singers of our time takes a bow to arguably one of the best rock singers of all time. Ever since his childhood, when he discovered the “Pearl” album in his mother’s record collection, Nils Patrik Johansson has been a big fan of the incomparable Janis Joplin. With his version, NPJ brings the classic to a more modern, punchy level that invites spontaneous sing-alongs.
All instruments were played by Lars Chriss (Lion’s Share), who was also responsible for the production.
“Mercedes Benz” is available now as a digital single. The official video for the song can be watched below.
Nils Patrik Johansson (born 14 October 1967 in Borlänge, Sweden) began his musical career in the 1980s as a drummer. Soon, however, he realised that his desire to become a singer was stronger. In 2003, Johansson founded the “Astral Doors” together with Joachim Nordlund and Johan Lindstedt, for which he writes the lyrics and vocal melodies. NPJ has also been the lead singer of “Lion’s Share” since 2003 and also joined “Wuthering Heights” in the same year. Between 2012 and 2016 he was lead singer of “Civil War”. Nils Patrik came up with the name for the band and also wrote all the lyrics and most of the music. He has also released two solo albums, “Evil Deluxe” (2018) and “The Great Conspiracy” (2020) on Metalville Records, the label on which the “Astral Doors” have released successful albums worldwide since 2010.
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