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.
In 2006 my Christmas single tradition started thanks to a collaboration with Swedish electronica artist Sophie Rimheden. Sophie was one of the artists who contributed to my album Street of Dreamix, a remixed version of my second album Street of Dreamsthat was released that same year.
Sophie and I decided to write a Christmas single together, doing something different from what we usually do. So we wrote and recorded “Xmas on the Dance Floor” a pop/disco/electronica song about dancing you ass off at Christmas, under the name “Sofia & Sophie”.
Sophie has since released a bunch of albums, most recently an album “HAJ” and a book called “Elektronika Drottning?” (the album is included in the book). Sophie also has her own Christmas Calendar called Sound Calendar that you can check out here!
Japanese record company Coco Hearts is releasing my album “Florida” December 22nd.
“The album will be designed as a Christmas present from Cocoheart to Japanese music lovers. The best gift, isn’t it!” says Coco Hearts.
The album will be released as a special Japan release with additional bonus tracks. I’m really looking forward to our new collaboration. I want to celebrate this especially by reminding all of you to download my free remix album “Street of Dreamix” where Japanese artists Himawarii contributed with a remix. Download it here!
In May I’m releasing the new summer single. The song is called “Strawberries on my tongue” and captures the essence of Swedish summer, with rainy days and sweet strawberries. I’m missing out on Swedish summer this year as I’m going to Florida to play at Florida Music Festival and start the recordings on my new album, but this song will remind me even though I’m on the other side of the Atlantic.
As you can see on the front page twitterers can download the remix album “Street of Dreamix” with just one tweet and the summer single will also be released exclusively to all of you who follow me on twitter first. So if you’d like to get your copy of “Strawberries on my tongue” before everyone else, sign up on Twitter.com and follow my flow for more updates!