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.
My song ‘My James Dean’ from my album ‘Jonestown’ (2008) is being featured in the new Swedish movie ‘Skills‘.
‘Skills’ is about Kelvin, an ordinary 18-year-old with an unusual talent: he is parcour artist. When his father who works as a police officer is shot and end up in a coma, Kelvin sets out to use his exceptional talent to find his father’s enemy. His search leads him not only to stretch his limits as a parcour artist, but he also learns about his own moral boundaries: how far is he willing to go for friendship and family …
‘Skills’ recently found an agent deal with Epic Pictures Group in Hollywood. I’m very happy to have my music featured in this movie! Read more here!
In the end of October 2009 I’m releasing my third album “Jonestown” in the USA and later on in Japan. To give you a preview of the songs from the album I have gathered 12 of my favorite Swedish artists who will each perform one song from the album live with me on tape. Every week a new video is released, with a new song and a new guest artist.
You may have heard his voice on the soundtrack to Gray’s Anatomy and other TV shows. But did you know that The Sunshine is in fact a Swedish band? Well indeed they are, and after a summer with too much rain, I’m happy to present some Sunshine!
This week’s guest artist: Pelle Tamleht, singer in The Sunshine.
Every week until the release of my new album “Jonestown” I”m inviting a new guest artist to perform one of my songs with me. When all the live videos are released there will be a competition where you can win a box with albums from all the guest artists.
Indiecater Records, an offshoot of the Dublin based mp3hugger music blog has released a new compilation with my song My James Dean on it.
Indiecater Volume IV is a compilation with a total of 19 tracks featuring the cream of the underground. Most of the tracks are of the indie rock/jangle pop variety although there are dashes of electronica and experimentation throughout. The hope is that it will give some much deserved exposure to these great artists and encourage people like you into further investigation of their back catalogue. Every one of the songs has appeared on their sister blog mp3hugger at one stage or another. The majority of the sale price goes directly back to the bands so you can be safe in the knowledge that you are supporting independent music. Included in the download bundle are all 19 tracks, the original artwork and an information sheet. All this for only €7. It’s a bargain!!!
As we were shooting the video for my single ‘My James Dean’ I was also busy shooting a ‘behind the scenes video’. You get to follow me around all day, from early morning getting ready with hair and make up ’til late night driving home. I would like to thank Åsa Östergren for the fab hairdo and make up, Swing i Swaben for letting us shoot the video there and ‘Sweet Emma and the Mood Swingers’ for looking awsome in the video. Do check out their own web site: http://www.sweetemma.se
I’ve tried to be extra nice to all of you who don’t understand Swedish so the second video is equipped with english subtitles. And when you’ve seen the ‘behind-video’ scroll down and to see how the video turned out!
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[flv:/video/jd_eng.flv 360 288] Music video – My James Dean (produced by Jonas Westin)
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