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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Check out the full article here:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/what-to-listen-to/best-country-music-albums-of-2016/

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)

Lullaby video premiere

“Lullaby” is the second single from my new album “Big Sky Country“.  I’m stoked to have the video featured on both PopDose as well as NoDepression!

For a long time this song had no name and when when I started playing it in concerts, I would ask the audience what they thought the name should be. After getting many suggestions a lady in Hamburg, Germany came up with the name Lullaby and finally the song got its name.

The video is recorded in a 1890’s farm in southern Texas. As the ghosts of time are moving through the rooms of this historic house you get a feeling of being in a timeless state where past and present blend to the tunes of the music.

““Lullaby” is a beautiful and warm piece and the imagery fits the dreamy nature of the song.  Let yourself be lulled by the angelic vocals of Sofia Talvik and enjoy…” – PopDose

Filmed and edited by Jonas Westin. Thank you to Frank Briscoe for letting us use his beautiful house! Visit The Homeplace here!

Get the album here:
Bandcamp: http://music.sofiatalvik.com/album/bi…
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/bigskycountry