I was invited to Tom May’s fine radio show River City Folk, to talk about my tours, my upcoming Christmas album and life in general. I am also playing a bunch of songs live in the studio. The show will be aired on November 12th all over the USA. Check the River City Folk page (click here) to find your station.
The pre-order of When Winter Comes – A Christmas Album is now available,
For over 10 years I’ve made it my tradition to write and release a free Christmas single every year.
Some part of me was most likely hoping that one of those songs would become the new ”Santa’s super sleigh” and I could spend the rest of my days living large like Hugh Grant in ”About a boy” 😉 At the same time I have actively sabotaged this chance by not writing any upbeat silly Christmas carols. Instead I have focused on the darker side of Christmas that almost never gets highlighted anywhere. Some of the songs have been released as a benefit to organisations working with homeless people, against trafficking, and other charities. But most of all I just wanted to give my fans a Christmas gift.
This year I’ve re-imagined, re-recorded, re-mixed and re-mastered these songs to make them come together as an album. This album is unique, not just because 13 of the 14 songs are originals but because the songs focus on the darker side of Christmas, something you don’t hear that often in Christmas music.
The New single “This Great Old Christmas Night” is a song inspired by old Irish folk songs. The production is simple and clear, with only some guitar, violin and cello. It’s a song about leaving this world at Christmas.
You have three choices for this album.
- Digital Download
- Signed and sealed exclusive CD
Includes Digital Download
- The Christmas Package.
Special edition signed and sealed CD + Digital Download + Exclusive lyric booklet + Personalized Christmas greeting from Sofia Talvik.
All wrapped up in a gift bag.
If you pre-order you will get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
Before my upcoming concert in Pendleton, OR the East Oregonian wrote a really nice feature. Just listen to this quote: “Sofia Talvik is among the likes of Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Allison Krauss, Linda Ronstadt, et al., in that her greatest instrument is her voice. That is where the conversations should begin and end.”
Woah! I’m looking forward to the upcoming concert.
Read the whole feature here – http://www.eastoregonian.com/eo/community-news/20170909/swedish-folk-singer-offers-mesmerizing-vocals
I’m played a nice concert at the newly renovated May Brother Building in Fremont, Nebraska last week. The local newspaper did an interview with me before the concert. Read about it here…