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!
So you thought my last music video was retro with its 50’s theme? Well you aint seen nothing yet! This is the new video for my single “Clown” and this time I decided I would do it all by myself. So I did all the make-up and styling and filmed it (yes I used a camera stand). Then I cut it and edited it. But I’m not ready to throw away Jonas’ fabulous producer skills just yet, I did have him help me creating the “burn-out” effect on the last few frames of the vid 😉
This is the first music video I’ve ever made and the second video I’ve made..ever (you’ve probably seen the behind the scenes video to “My James Dean”). I was inspired by old pictures and the creepy sense of the circus that the TV series “Carnivale” captured so well. The entire video was shot in my bedroom (but I won’t do a Pamela just yet), and the fab hat and stick was borrowed from my friend Theresia, they used to belong to her grandpa..
I just got this lovely review from Ninthspace! Thank you so much! 🙂
“I guess, by the time a musician gets to their third album they know whether it’s going to work out for them. Not writing, recording and touring as a hobby, but embracing their talents and working with something that’s turned out to be innate to their existence. There are perhaps a handful of musicians that I could categorise in such a way.
With the release of Jonestown, Sofia Talvik easily gets over the idea of the difficult third album (younger sibling of the difficult second album) and turns out a collection that eclipses her first two. Opening track and lead single As Summers Pass recalls the past with its acoustic progressions, but the subsequent song My James Dean is astonishing.
Because it’s not what you’re expecting. Sure it has these synth pads that appear to hang over from its predecessor, but the guitar loops lower, more geared towards grooving. The best way I can describe it is the merging of the droning synth-rock of Stereolab and the sub-Spektor inclinations of El Perro del Mar with piano too.
Over the top of this comes Sofia’s outstanding vocals and a plaintiff declaration that I’m not that special. But she is.
Idag har jag varit och hälsat på på DN i Stockholm. Jag svarade på lite frågor i studion och spelade en låt från min nya skiva. Snygg-Jocke (även bland oss i bandet skämtsamt kallad Gay-Jocke fast han inte är gay) var med och spelade på sin cajón. Jocke håller precis på att måla om sin lägenhet i Stockholmsvitt, så det såg lite ut som att han fått en fransk manikyr. Det kan vara hans nya look, eller vad tycker ni? Kolla in det när vi spelar “My James Dean” på DNs webbtv. http://webbtv.dn.se