Unmistakably Nordic in flavor, Sofia Talvik somehow still conforms to American interpretations of her own original music, a North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy, creating a special niche of folk music.
News, videos and music from Swedish Singer/Songwriter Sofia Talvik.
My new album ”Paws of a Bear” will be released at the end of September and I am so excited to share the pre-order with you now. Except for digital album, CD and vinyl I’ve put up a number of fun items that you can get, exclusively now with the pre-order.
Lots of artists run a crowdfunding campaign before they start recording their album, which leaves the backers waiting for months and months before they can get their perks. I decided to do it the other way around and take all the financial risk of the production, hoping that you guys instead would help me recoup some of it now that it is finished. That way you will get your order as soon as the album is released.
One thing that I am excited about is the custom painted hats that I’ve made. If you saw me on my latest U.S tour you might have noticed my pink snake hat. Lots of people came up and talked to me about the hat after the show, so I decided to make a variety of different hats with different patterns for you guys. I also made some of the hat-bands and swag for them. They all come with the new CD of course. But if hats is not your thing, there are plenty of other cool stuff to choose from.
I could tell you how great the new album is but I think I’ll leave it to PopMatters instead:
“A keen songwriter, the indie folk artist crafts beautiful soundscapes of subtle, rootsy timbres that place the pristine storyteller’s voice at their center. In this case of developing savvy arrangements that highlight her haunting vocals, the roots music that Talvik develops is of a similar tapestry to Joni Mitchell, tapping into that same knack for soul-stirring clarity and resonance. Between, however, is something of a different nature. Open-air production sets the scene for an evocative and atmospheric release from the Swedish folk artist, coming in the form of an upcoming album, Paws of a Bear.”
PopMatters premiers my song “Wrapped in Paper” with these kind words!
“The roots music that Talvik develops is of a similar tapestry to Joni Mitchell, tapping into that same knack for soul-stirring clarity and resonance. Between, however, is something of a different nature. Open-air production sets the scene for an evocative and atmospheric release from the Swedish folk artist, coming in the form of an upcoming album, Paws of a Bear.”
It’s been a wonderful three months in the USA with lots of fun shows. Many thanks to everyone who hosted, promoted and came to the shows. It’s now time for the European leg of the tour starting with the Hafen Festival in Krummen this weekend before going via Kulturladen Leuchtturm in Kiel on my way up to Sweden for 3 exclusive concerts. Lots of more dates in Germany to come, please check out https://sofiatalvik.com/gigs for all the upcoming concerts.
To celebrate that we still have some summer left I am having a summer sale in my shop. Get 15% off any album with the code summer2019. Go here to get your CD or Download today – http://music.sofiatalvik.com
Here is a little live take of “Take Me Home” with Tim Fleming on pedal steel. The single charted for 2 months in the top 10 of U.S Folk radio charts. My next single “Blood Moon” is being released July 26th! Keep your eyes and ears open!
Thank you to David Rosenfield for the nice photo of me and Tim from our show in Moriarty, NM.