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.
A few days ago I released my yearly Christmas single. It’s called “One Last Wish For Christmas” and it’s recorded partly in the US and partly in Sweden (thank you internet). The single has been very well received and here’s a selection of quotes from some writers around the globe:
[quote] “One Last Wish For Christmas” has the feel of a simple and intimate Indie Folk song while simultaneously being rich, full, and immediately pop accessible. It’s sort of Hank Williams meets the Pogues “Fairytale Of New York”, but much prettier. (…) It’s just wonderful! [/quote]
[quote]One Last Wish for Christmas” is “a story about love, loss, and afterthought at Christmas.” It is heartbreakingly beautiful, and like many of her songs, it stays with me long after I’ve finished listening to it.”[/quote]
[quote] During the years I’ve fallen in love with her beautiful alternative folk songs. Especially with the sad ballad Snowy White River (2009). This year I’m pleasantly surprised to learn that Sofia has returned to her roots.” [/quote]
Swedish newspaper ST-tidningen just published a big interview with me about my tour (and put me on the cover too)! It’s in Swedish of course, but if you’re curious about reading some more about the tour and a lot of other stuff, like alligators, Florida and socialism the Boston music blog Allston Pudding just published a looooong interview with me (good thing you don’t really have the same restriction with space on the internet as you do in a paper). Read the Allston Pudding Interview here!
On May 20th at 7pm I’ll visit the online radio station 40FootHoleStudio’sshow Ladies Night to play a couple of songs and talk about my tour. It’s a show about female artists and their music (men are also welcome to listen though). The show is aired every Sunday at 7pm EST. / 12am UK time and can be heard in 30 countries.
“Founder Dave McMahon, whose musical devotion lies somewhere between fan and fanatic, explained how he first started as an internet DJ. ‘I love music,” he said “but I hate radio.’”
Which explains why the station is focused on indie music and not top 40 and have no commercial ads in between the songs.
You can check out 40FootHoleStudio’s Facebooksite to see their latest updates and if you want to listen live, just click here.
I tought I would list a couple of places where I’ve put up some of my music for free. Since I use a lot of different social media sites I got lot of my music spread out both here and there. So I came up with this idea to compiled list of where you can download some of it for free.
Then we have ReverbNation.
I got a few tunes up there and you can also grab widgets with my songs or fancollector widgets and put on your blog.
Feel free to help support my music by placing them om your blog!
Cut and Paste this widget to your blog by pressing the SHARE button on the player below.
I don’t know why, but it seems like all other Swedish artists are veeeery slow on catching on to new things like micro blogging and other web related stuff (probably because they’re signed to major labels that consists of old dull men who are afraid of internet)…Â I mean seems like American artists and actors catch on, for instance I’m following David Hewlett (Stargate Atlantis) and Greg Grunberg (Heroes) on twitter.
I’ve recently started an micro blog in Swedish on http://sofiatalvik.bloggy.se and the site internetredaktörerna has just published an article about my web strategy and how I work with internet for promotion purpose.
Read it all here!