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.
[quote] It is delicious, delicate, subtle and graceful, it represents a moment of absolute magic listening.[/quote]
Belgian blog With Music In My Mind just wrote these wonderful words about my new album “The Owls Are Not What They Seem”. The review is originally in French but you can also read it in english through the google translate button on the site (even though google translate has a hard time doing the words justice).
““Santa” has that 80’s music vibe that will make listeners bob their heads unknowingly. Imagine Santa Claus bouncing around with a Mohawk, jean jacket and tight leather pants. It is a cheerful, bubbly and hope-filled piece that will bring positive energy to Talvik’s cause this year.” Read the full review here.
“This year’s single, “Santa (can you bring me someone else this year)”, was just released today, and it’s every bit as good as I expected it to be (which is a relief, because I often worry when my expectations get too high for something). Musically, “Santa” is a fun, synthesizer-based pop song that would not sound out of place on a mid-80s Madonna album. If you’re a fan of songs like “Last Christmas”, this song is a must hear.” Read full review here
Stubby’s House of Christmas wrote in their review:>
“I love this woman. And every year Sofia Talvik releases a free Christmas song, so what’s not to love? This year’s effort is a fairly uptempo danceable indie track, even if the lyrics are the “I’ve been alone since we split up” type. It might be her catchiest yet.” Read the whole review here
Fab Womens Radio has already put “Santa” in rotation and writes on their website: “Highlights? Just about every single track, but why not start with this week’s FEATURED FEMMEP3, a glorious new track from our favorite Swedish singer-songwriter, Sofia Talvik, titled, “Santa”.”
“Talvik’s versatility as a vocalist is at the core of the song, her voice sweet and clear when delicate and, when raised, capable of making the pulse race. (…) In the end, it’s only as the bucolic finale ‘You Bring Me Back’ elapses into silence that Talvik’s spell is finally broken, leaving an impulse to live through the heady, ravishing experience all over again. (…) A sumptuous set of songs to listen to with eyes shut tight and ears wide open.”
“I fell under the charm from this sublime artist equipped with a voice with angel and a true artistic universe”
I found this wonderful quote on a Belgian/French blog called With Music In My Mind. The blogger recently discovered my music and wrote such a wonderful piece about it that I had to post it here on my website. You can read the entire blog here: http://withmusicinmymind.blogspot.com/2008/09/coup-de-foudre-sofia-talvik-nouvel.html