Can you believe it??? It’s 10 years this month since I released my debut album Blue Moon! I want to celebrate this with you, so I put it up for FREE (or pay what you want). Head over to my shop and get your FREE download today! http://music.sofiatalvik.com/album/blue-moon
As if one free Christmas song was not enough, here’s another one. Am I joking? Hmmm… well a little but not quite. This is the acoustic version of my Christmas single “A Long Way Home” and yes, you can get it for free as well as the produced version! Click here to get it!
It’s that time of year, you know that time when the roads get icy and the evenings are dark. So here’s a little light in the darkness – my annual Christmas single.
This year I’m also releasing it as a video. I got the chance to take a ride with the lady of trucking; Hanna Fange, and she is starring as herself in the video. Hanna knew from when she was a little girl that she wanted to drive the big rigs, and even though she was told “girls don’t drive trucks” she made her dream come true. Let’s hope she never meets the same ending as the trucker in “A Long Way Home”.
You can download the song here, for free or “pay what you want”. You can also choose to give me a little Christmas donation for the song and the video by clicking the donation banner at the top of this post.
Bolstered by the icy visuals in the stark one-camera video, Swedish singer/songwriter Sofia Talvik’s seasonal release “A Long Way Home” rings with the bright Nordic flavor she claims as a solid birthright, echoing a priority of travelers worldwide: the drive to touch home base in the Yuletide season. While it glides along quite pleasantly on a casual first listening, the song becomes all the more poignant when reminding us that tragic events are a year-round reality, and not every holiday story has a happy ending. Talvik’s airy vocals, a chorus of blended horns, and chord changes that suggest an eighteen-wheeler shifting gears make this a road song for enjoying any time and place. – Keith Harrelson
Every year I release a Christmas single, and sometimes it takes a while for them to become a Christmas classic 😉 but you know they have when Sweden’s biggest women’s magazine Amelia writes about them in their Christmas edition.
“Christmas eve 2012 turned out exactly like we had hoped. A day filled with candlelight, great Christmas music (Michael Bublé’s album “Christmas” and Sofia Talvik’s Christmas single “Snowy White River” played on repeat), excited children, happy parents, good food. (…)” Editor Jenny Oscarsson writes in her column.
This year’s Christmas single is just released but some blogs have already picked it up, amongst them German blog “Lie in the sound“. “One of the most beautiful Christmas tradition for us is the annual Christmas single by Sofia Talvik .” they write, and the blog Christmas A Go Go! seconds by writing “Leave it to German blog Lie in the Sound to cherrypick the bestest new Christmas releases. Like this beautiful track by Sofia Talvik“.
– Stubby’s House of Christmas writes:
“Swedish singer/songwriter Sofia Talvik offers up a free Christmas song every year. And pretty much every year, I declare that “this is her best yet” or that “this is my absolute favorite.” Well, “A Berlin Christmas Tale” is Sofia’s best Christmas song yet and my absolute favorite. Sofia has explored a lot of different musical styles in the past, but “A Berlin Christmas Tale” returns Sofia–with the enrichment of all her musical experimentation and time on the road–to the Sofia I was originally drawn to…the Folk Pop artist who paints pictures with her music, words, and voice–pictures so clear and alive that you experience them yourself.”
I need to learn some more German now that I am beginning to tour here in Germany. I just wanted to give you some info about my plans for the fall!
I’m doing a bunch of shows around my new home town Berlin and will then branch out to entertain people in Cologne, Stuttgart and several other places around this beautiful country. As fall is coming and it’s getting colder I need your warm love and support, so please bring 10 of your best friends and come to my shows!
You can find all my shows here: GIG CALENDAR.
And I’m constantly updating it, adding more shows, so check in regularly to see when I’ll be in your town!