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.
First of all a huge thank you to all of you who pre-ordered the album and the deluxe package with the Mini Documentary. We are working like crazy to get it ready and out for you. Until then, I hope you enjoy the album. All the albums that were ordered to U.S addresses has been shipped and should reach you soon if they haven’t already. All albums to European addresses will be sent early November when I am back in Europe after my tour. Why you might ask? Well it costs $20 to send one CD to Europe from the USA, and all sorts of customs declarations must be filled out to send it. Even if I could do all of that there is still a big risk that the album will go missing on the way, or get stuck in customs with extra charges for you to release it. So, that is why you’ll get it later, but as we say in Sweden – The one who waits for something good never waits too long.
A huge thank you also to all the people who have been working on the album, Peyton, Drake, Janne and Joakim for playing, Jonas and Hans for working the sound bits making it all come together.
This Fall I am releasing my new album Center of the Universe.
With this album I have spent the most time and effort, carefully crafting the songs and assembled a very talented group of musicians to create what I think might be my best album to date. We flew over two amazing musicians from the U.S to Sweden to record with me, and rented a 19th century house to record in to get the right sound and feeling.
It’s being mixed and mastered by Sweden’s most foremost mix technician Hans Olsson, and will sound amazing! Needless to say this has not been a cheap venture, and after consulting with a few of you to see what YOU would like as some extra perks,
I have now put up a pre-order for the album with the chance to get some extra goodies. So if you want to support me and the making of this album, grab one of the packages today to make sure you get the extra perks. The album and preview packages will be released in August. If you do not wish to get the pre-order the CD will be available at concerts, and in my online store from November.
The pre-order with the exclusive items will be open until released date August 14th.
Includes: – Center of the Universe – CD – Center of the Universe – Demo CD – Digital Download + Bonus Demo Tracks – Mini video documentary from the studio (Digital)
Double CD! Get the new album, plus an extra CD with all the demos of the songs, and get a peak behind the scenes in the making of the album. The demos are acoustic one-takes originally not recorded for public release, but with the exclusive preview package you get to hear the working stage of the finished product. You also get a mini documentary from the studio with Sofia and the band working on the production and arrangements.
Includes: – Center of the Universe – CD – Center of the Universe – Demo CD – Digital Download + Bonus Demo Tracks
Double CD! Get the new album, plus a copy of all the demos for the songs. The demos are acoustic one-takes originally not recorded for public release, but with the exclusive preview package you get to hear the working stage of the finished product.
Digital Download, plus a copy of all the demos for the songs. Listen to the blue-prints for the studio recordings. The demos are acoustic one-takes originally not recorded for public release, but with the exclusive preview package you get to hear the working stage of the finished product.
I’m so excited to present the first single from my new album “Center of the Universe” which will be released this Fall. The first single is called “Circle of Destruction”.
We were joking in the studio when we were recording this song that it is Folk Metal, because the title – Circle of Destruction – sounds like a metal song more than a Folk/Americana/bluegrass piece. But it’s not Folk Metal, so don’t worry. I wrote the song in the first days of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but it’s also inspired by non war immigration, as well as a search for truth in a society that is more information based than fact based.
We recorded the song (and album) in the most peaceful place! Imagine yourself in a small rural village in Sweden. White-trimmed wooden houses that date back several hundred years are tucked in between the pines and birch tees next to the quiet lake where the sunlight glitters like gold on the gentle ripple. All around you, you can hear the buzzing of bumblebees, birds singing in the trees, and the sheep are grazing in a nearby pasture, surrounded by a hand tied willow fence. You can imagine that all that magic seeped into the recordings (and some of the bird song too).
With a group of carefully selected musicians; Peyton Clifford and Drake Duffer on accordion, guitar, and mandolin (both hailing from North Carolina) and Janne Manninen on bass (from Sweden), we built up a studio in the living room of one of the old houses. I’m so happy with how the album is turning out and I hope you will like it too!
If you want to support my tour, and Lil’Chief’s breakdowns (yes we already had to change the front brakes) please consider paying something for the single – add your own number what you think it is worth, you can do this on Bandcamp.
Time is flying and soon I will be flying too, all the way to the USA to play for you guys. I have 50+ shows coming up all the way from the East Coast to the West Coast and some more. I am guessing it will be very hot the first month or so, touring in Lil’Chief, so if you are along the way and have a place where we can plug in for the night let me know.
I will be playing a bunch of new songs on the shows.. (I have a new album coming out this Fall) and of course some oldie goldies too.
Times are not quite back to usual after the pandemic, and we are still struggling with enticing people to leave the comfort of their home for the excitement of the concert hall, so please if you plan to come, buy your tickets in advance, and tell your friends about the show!