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.
Reviews of Sofia Talvik from media, magazines and blogs
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.”
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.”
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. ★★★☆☆
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.