Shoot me with your Winter Canon

Winter Canon by Sofia Talvik

My annual Xmas single is released and I’ve already gotten some great response to it. It’s funny though how my little pun with the cover and the title seemed to pass people by ūüôā The song is written in a manner that is called “canon” in musical terms. Wiki explains the canon like this: In music, a canon is a contrapuntal composition that employs a melody with one or more imitations of the melody played after a given duration (e.g., quarter rest, one measure, etc.).

But as it sounds just like cannon, I put a little cannon shooting snowflakes on the cover.

Winter Canon by Sofia TalvikPost
Winter Canon by Sofia Talvik

Here’s some links to the reviews that’s out so far:

Sofia returns to her Indie folk pop roots on a very pretty down-tempo number with beautiful imagery of the season. ¬†It’s entitled “Winter Canon”, which is a cute title but doesn’t really express how lovely the song actually is. ¬†About the only thing wrong with this single is that Sofia didn’t include her picture on the cover art.
(read more at) Stubby’s house of Christmas

She’s definitely one of the finest Swedish singer-songwriter, and there are doubtlessly many good ones. This year’s song is called Winter Canon and it matches the expectations easily. Her soft, bright voice makes this tune really special.
(read more at) Lie in the Sound

“Winter Canon” has a very old-fashioned American Christmas feel to it….I recommend giving it a listen, downloading it and going out of your way to do something for someone else.
(read more at) The Useless Critic

Get the single for free here!

Blue Moon on YouTube

I hope you guys have all listened to my new EP “L – part one of L.O.V.E”. “L” is my 5th album, not counting remixes and acoustic albums. I started out playing live when I was 23 years old just playing at every little bar I could find. I built me a backing band and an audience and at 25 I was finally ready to release my first studio album “Blue Moon”. “Blue Moon” was recorded to reflect the way I sounded live back then, and is actually recorded live, all musicians together.

So although I’m looking forward and release new stuff, I think it’s important not to forget about your past accomplishes so I decided to re-release “Blue Moon” in a whole new way. So what I did was to make a YouTube album with all the songs from the album, including cover art and lyrics.

You can now listen to the whole album on YouTube:

“L” is here! Happy Valentine’s!

Sofia Talvik "L - part one of L.O.V.E"

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I’m so happy to announce that we are releasing “L – Part One of L.O.V.E” – the first of four EPs in the L.O.V.E saga today on Valentine’s Day!

First of all I would like to say thank you to all my fans who have made this EP possible by taking part of the production through pledgemusic.com. It’s been great having you along on the journey and I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have.

DOWNLOAD “L – Part One of L.O.V.E” HERE!

Here’s some pictures of the unique merch you guys ordered, all of it custom made for the release. I’ve been busy as a bee the last couple of days manufacturing all the goodies that will be sent to you this week. All pledgers also get the digital download today in your inbox!

Custom made EPs by Sofia Talvik
The only physical copies were the preordered ones
Custom made EPs by Sofia Talvik
... and I made all the covers by hand as you can see here!
Pär Henriksson by Sofia Talvik, Acrylic on canvas
Pär pledged for "I will paint your portrait" and this is how it turned out, Acrylic on canvas
... as did Oliver, Acrylic on panneau
Randy by Sofia Talvik, Acrylic on Panneau
..and the last one to pledge for a portrait was Randy
Screen printed "L"-tshirt
I've screen printed each and every one of the tshirts
Screen printed posters by Sofia Talvik
I also screen printed 8 uniqe posters in red, black and gold
Sofia Talvik "L - part one of L.O.V.E"
And here's the cover art

Get ‘Florida’ as your desktop wallpaper

Sofia Talvik Florida wallpaper

Did you like the cover art for my new album ‘Florida’? Well now you can download it as desktop wallpaper! I’ve got two nice designs to choose from and they’re free of charge for download:

Sofia Talvik wallpaper
Sofia Talvik Florida wallpaper

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Sofia Talvik Florida wallpaper
Sofia Talvik Florida portrait wallpaper

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New album in May

Florida Album Cover
florida cover
"Florida" - Album Cover

So I guess it’s no secret and you probably already know all about it, but my new album is coming out in May. May 12th to be precise. I was living in Florida for a few months last year and wrote a bunch of songs and started recording them in my walk in closet that I had turned into a small recording studio. One of the very first weeks of my stay it rained non stop for a whole week. I was trapped inside with a monsoon outside and had nothing better to do than to play the guitar. So I wrote what later became the title track of the new album “Florida”.

The cover art is inspired by the eerieness of the Florida swamps with its lurking alligators. I especially loved the Spanish moss that grew on the trees everywhere, it made me think of scary movies, voodoo and black magic. I was also fascinated by the alligators and took a trip to Gator Land, where I took the picture of the albino alligator. Talented photographer Camilla Svensk later took the pic of me in her studio and I merged them together. I’m sorry to say I’m not cool enough to hold a real alligator in a leash like that.

You will soon be able to pre-order the album and there will also be a special edition box for those of you who want that little extra.

We are currently redesigning the website to fit the new “Florida”-theme so please don’t be annoyed if it’s a little bit messy for a while.