The Austin 100: Nicklas Sahl Nicklas Sahl's "New Eyes" was an award-winning smash in his native Denmark, and there's no reason it couldn't cross over here: It's a slippery pop-and-soul earworm, microdosed with a bit of country.
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The Austin 100: Nicklas Sahl

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Hometown: Copenhagen, Denmark

Genre: Pop

Why We're Excited: Nicklas Sahl's "New Eyes" was a major, award-winning smash in the singer-songwriter's native Denmark, and there's no reason it couldn't cross over here: It's a slippery little pop-and-soul earworm — microdosed with a bit of country — that rides Sahl's falsetto as far as it'll go. It's the kind of song you could easily imagine hearing on the radio 5,000 times, and when it comes on for the 5,001st time, there's still no good reason to change the channel.

Listen to Nicklas Sahl's "New Eyes"

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