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.
It’s been a long hot summer. I’ve had a lot of time to regroup, write some songs and start the recordings of my new album. But these loungey summer days are coming to an end. In just a few weeks I will be back on the road in Lil’Chief for my Far North Down South Tour. The tour starts in Florida and takes me all the way through the heartland over UP, down to the East Coast and back to Florida. The most southern point is North Port, Fl (funny it should be called ‘North’ Port..) and the most northern point is Lutsen, MN. That’s 1811 miles to drive and then back down again, but of course we won’t be going in a straight line. Let’s hope Lil’Chief holds up.
Today is going to be a total lunar eclipse in Europe (in celebration of my new album.. 😉 ). The moon will already be in full phase as it rises and will be totally red. A blood moon. I’m just about to start the recordings of my new album, and lo and behold I have a song called Blood Moon. So last night I decided to record a little live video for all of you to enjoy as you are watching the actual Blood Moon rise. I wrote this song when I was up in Idaho, and the fires there tainted the moon red. We have fires all over Europe this year as well, but this moon is a real blood moon and the longest one of this century with its 1 hour and 43 minutes. My song is not that long, but you can always put it on repeat.
So I’m back in Europe after 2 months in the American South West. I had such a great time on ”The Close Connection Tour”, meeting new and old friends, playing in living rooms and listening rooms. A huge thanks to all who came out to my shows, and special thanks to all who opened up their homes to me. I’m psyched to get on the road in Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland these coming months before I take a break over the summer to work on my Spain getaway, and my upcoming album. Speaking of which, I recorded one of the songs from the upcoming album today as an acoustic video. If you have been to any of my shows lately you know that I wrote this song because I got tired of being asked if I had kids or planned to have kids. I figured this song would answer the question and people wouldn’t have to ask me. It’s worked out pretty well so far ;). I’ve also been overwhelmed by the great response I’ve gotten from women in all ages to this song. It seems to be something that many can relate to, which makes me extra happy. Feel free to share it with your friends!
Oh, and I opened up my shop again so you if you didn’t get all the albums you wanted on my last concert, you can get them here. And to celebrate that summer is finally here I am putting on a sale for my Florida album. Until the end of summer you can get it for just 5€ (plus shipping). Here’s how CD Baby’s Chris Robley reviewed the album when it came out:
“It’s not often that an album takes your breath away, and I hate to sound hyperbolic, but “Florida” actually has several “Oh my God!” moments of sheer beauty.”
Hope to see you on the road this summer. x Sofia Talvik
This week I’m embarking on my U.S spring tour, The Close Connection Tour. I chose the name because this tour exclusively consists of small, intimate concerts. Many of the concerts on this tour are house concerts, i.e. the closest connection you can get between artist and audience.
What is a house concert you might wonder. Well, simply put a music loving being has decided to open his or her house for a special concert for invited people. This person might have been having this concert series for years, or it might be the first time.
Is the event private? No, it’s not a closed event in the sense that you cannot attend unless you know the host. You are more than welcome to attend, but as it’s not a public venue you have to RSVP to reserve your seat and get the address of the concert. As it is in a private home, you are also expected to show the curtesy of letting the host know if you have reserved a seat but cannot attend, the seats are limited and someone else might be on a waiting list.
How is this different from other concerts? Well for one you will have a direct access to the artist, and be able to mingle and hang out before and after the show. There are no blaring TV screens showing the game at the same time you are trying to enjoy the music. It’s not a party where people will mill around and talk while some live music happens in a corner. This is a first class music experience where you will get closer to the artist than you ever could in a public venue.
Can I bring my kid, dog, parrot or mother in law? Generally this is up to the host, but bear in mind that this is a concert where people come to enjoy the music undisturbed by noises that might occur in a public venue, so if your mother in law cannot sit still and be quiet as the artist is performing, maybe it’s best to leave her at home. Also remember to reserve a seat for anyone big enough to need one.
Are all the shows on the tour house concerts? No, but they all share the intimate feeling.
I’m very excited to announce my first Austria tour. For sure I’ve played a concert or two in Austria before, but this is my first real tour there and the first time I come back to Vienna since I was a tiny little girl. I can’t wait to meet the Austrian audience and share my music. All tour dates HERE!