- "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off"
- "Young Folks"
- "The Objects of My Affection"
Swedes Peter Moren and Bjorn Yttling have been playing music together since they met in high school in the early '90s, but their careers really started taking off when they teamed up with John Eriksson in 1999. Calling itself Peter Bjorn and John, the trio began experimenting with its format: Keyboardist Yttling switched to bass, while the band as a whole refined its catchy power-pop sound.
After a fun self-titled 2002 debut, 2004's Falling Out helped Peter Bjorn and John break out throughout Europe, where its mature pop sensibility and lovely melodies helped place it a step above the bubblegum pop of most other Swedish pop acts. The album even attracted a bit of attention in the U.S., albeit nothing compared to what was coming next.
Peter Bjorn and John's first album on which all three members contribute as songwriters and lead vocalists, Writer's Block earned rave reviews, landing on many year-end Top 10 lists and spawning a left-field pop hit in "Young Folks." Here, the band talks about its success and performs some of its recent material in the studio.
This segment originally aired on May 25, 2007.