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.
So right now we’re booking the great plains of the MidWest for August and September. And this is where we want YOUR recommendations on where to play and what not to miss. We will try to stay on the 80 as much as possible. Also if you’re living in any of the following states: IA, NE, CO or WY we are now open for house concerts. Don’t hesitate to ask us if you have any questions about how this works, you can also read this post that I wrote a while back that roughly describes it. You can always get in touch with me through my contact page.
O -part two of L.O.V.E is being released June 6th and we chained the producer to the wall for a while to get the truth out of him about the new EP…
Hi Joakim Lundgren, producer of “O – part two of L.O.V.E”! You’re the second producer in line to write a chapter in our book of L.O.V.E, how do you feel the progress has been so far? Good! We’re done with mixing and mastering and I hope that it will spread like wild fire and be much appreciated.
What was your main inspiration for the sound of this EP? I wanted to make a totally synthetic sound image around Sofias straight melodys and her clear voice, making an EP with almost no live elements but with big syntheseizers and plick plock drums …
… since that didnt happened at all, I wound up with the complete opposite. I still think the melodys are surrounded by big things in a good way, but Its all with guitars and piano instead of synths. The way the songs sounded to me, this was the natural way to record it.
What do you do when you’re not producing Sofia Talvik EPs? I play the drums, teach youngsters in music programs and drums and I recently found a very nice music studio to be in, since then I’ve been doing some producing and recording.
How do you feel that this EP will be different from Sofia’s previous albums? It’s Louder.
Which is your favorite of the four songs and why? ”King of the willow tree”. It’s a simple and beautiful melody with lyrics that reminds me of my sami-childhood on the great plains of Lappland.
If this would be a soundtrack to a movie, which movie would that be? ”For a few dollars more”
What is your favorite part of producing music? When your listen to a melody of something for the first time, you have so many directions, tempos and ways to begin doing things. I like the part when you just decide the way, based on guts instead of bad influences.
Tell us your favorite songs right now. ”Wichita Lineman” Tony Joe Whites version ”Gubben i lådan” Daniel Adams Ray
Thanks for the chat! We really look forward to hearing the result! Thank you!