When Winter Comes – A Christmas Album

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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.

  1. Digital Download
  2. Signed and sealed exclusive CD
    Includes Digital Download
     
  3. 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.
    When Winter Comes - The Christmas Package

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.

East Oregonian feature before Pendleton concert

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

5000 mile tour announced

I’m getting ready to go on a long U.S tour again. This time it will take me from Florida straight across to Seattle and then down the coast to San Diego.

It’s going to be around 5000 miles to drive and that’s why the tour is called the “5000 mile tour”. My little tour RV “Lil’ Chief” is going for a long haul but he’s a champ and even if I know that we always break down once or twice each tour he will get us trough this in the end. 🙂

I’ve already been trough 46 states so far on previous tours, and this time I will add Montana as the 47th. I’ve also booked two nights in Yellowstone National Park to do some hiking and sightseeing. I’m also going to be in Lincoln, Nebraska on the morning of the total solar eclipse on August 21st.

I’m really looking forward to this trip.

Check out the map of my tour route and click the map to get my tour dates.

500 mile tour

I hope to see some of you on the road.