Brooklyn Brewery wants to send a songwriter to Sweden again

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Put this in song form and you can go to Sweden. Photo by Madelyn Owens

How do you say “Coney Island” in Swedish? Um, according to Google Translate, “Coney Island.” Feel free to correct us if you speak Swedish. Or even better, save that email and write a catchy song about Coney Island, because like they did last year, Brooklyn Brewery wants to send a songwriter to beautiful Stockholm, Sweden! Lycka till (good luck)!

It makes sense, considering that Brooklyn Brewery has a Swedish outpost, and Brooklyn has basically carved itself out a slice in Sweden. The rules are pretty simple. If you’re an unsigned amateur musical artist above the age of 21, write an original song about Coney Island and upload a video of it to the contest’s official website. Last year, when you had to write a song about the G train, the winner was Teen Commandments with “No Burning Headlight”:

Get on your horse though, because the deadline to enter is at the end of the month. Then the songs will be winnowed down to ten, which will be put up to an internet vote. When you win, you get whisked off to Stockholm with hotel accommodations and airfare  for two, and passes to the BROOKLYN, SWEDEN music festival. Brooklyn Brewery says that Teen Commandments came home a newfound drive behind their band, and one member even came home with a Swedish girlfriend. So, you know, don’t half-ass this if you want a Swedish girlfriend (or boyfriend).

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