Kind words from PopMatters

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.”

Big Sky Country elected best indie country song

I’m humbled to share Eclectic Pop’s list over the best songs and albums of the year with giants like Adele and Taylor Swift. My song Big Sky Country from my new album was appointed “Best indie country song”.

Here’s what they say:

“Gorgeous vocals, lyrics and instrumentation punctuate a musical love letter to the western United States in the title track of Swedish singer/songwriter Sofia Talvik’s 2015 album.”

Eclectic Pop

Check out the full list here!

The Telegraph appoints Big Sky Country best album of the year

U.K newspaper The Telegraph just appointed my album Big Sky Country one of the best Country/Americana albums of the year. They write:

“There is a consistency to the strong songwriting and sweet melodies throughout.”

Sofia Talvik grew up in Sweden but a 16-month tour of America has inspired much of the music on her new album Big Sky Country. Dusty Heart, Empty Hand and Big Sky Country are two of the standout tracks but there is a consistency to the strong songwriting and sweet melodies throughout. Talvik also has a fine lilting voice, which she shows off to full effect on the only cover among 11 songs, an ethereal version of Buffy Saint-Marie’s 1976 song Starwalker. ★★★☆☆


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U.K going bananas for “Big Sky Country”

Big Sky Country Cover Art

My new album “Big Sky Country” will get a special release in the U.K early in the new year and the U.K media is already going crazy over it! Read some of the reviews here:

“Her sounds dig deep into the heart and elicit something truly awestruck and amazed.  One of the best and most intuitive songwriter on the scene; her music takes your mind to the scenes and sights she sings- it is such vivid and raw music that rewards those that love music with depth and soul.  Big Sky Country is as stunning and rich as its cover art: music that covers a wealth of topics and explores love, hope and wonderful characters.  There are few artists that have the prolific and consistency as Talvik.”

– Musicmusings and Such (click for full review)


“Make home on your CD shelf for “Big Sky Country”, the latest in a collection of 6 full length albums, next to First Aid Kit recent purveyors mining similar vein with “Stay Gold” receiving measured success. Sofia’s perfected craft taking her nation’s abilities beyond pop, with open arms, be early bird to new opportunity and cradle Sofia standing on the cusp of, somewhat overdue, larger audiences.”

– Fatea Records (click for full review)


“Talvik has put together a spellbinding assemblage of stripped-down, acoustic anthems that keep compelling from commencement to conclusion. While the instrumentation is adept and engaging, it’s her invigorating vocals that steal the show throughout. So charming is their tone, that the record remains uplifting and optimistic, even in its most melancholy moments.

– Pure Magazine (click for full review)