E – Update #2

Notes for "If I had a man" by Sofia Talvik
Marcus playing the guitar on "E - Part Four of L.O.V.E"
Marcus playing the guitar on "E - Part Four of L.O.V.E"

“E – Part Four of L.O.V.E” is coming along nicely! Here’s some pics and videos from our first recording session. Marcus was a bit annoyed with me for making him have wine before recording but we had a good time and as you can hear it sounds great too ūüôā

Notes for "If I had a man" by Sofia Talvik
Notes for "If I had a man" by Sofia Talvik

Please help ups make this EP by pledging here!

Here’s how it works:

The EP “E – Part Four Of L.O.V.E” is the last part of a four piece saga called “L.O.V.E” – Help me fund them today!
http://www.sofiatalvik.com/v-part-four-of-l-o-v-e/

“L.O.V.E” consists of four separate EP’s with four tracks each, that will be released every 3 months during 2011.

I had a great response raising the money to release the first 3 EPs, not only were the fans influencing and enabling the releases, they also got access to the making through exclusive videos, demo releases, blogs and my musical journey.

This is how you can be a part of this:

1. Make A Pledge
Invest in an exclusive package from the list on http://www.sofiatalvik.com/v-part-four-of-l-o-v-e/. The packages includes signed memorabilia and other personalized treats.

2. Enjoy Updates
I’ll be posting exclusive videos, mp3’s, photos, and blogs throughout our journey. You’ll be able to comment, so if you have any interesting ideas, let me know.

3. Receive the download first
Once completed, you’ll be the very first to receive the download of the album. I’ll then be making all of your items, and the Pledge project will then come to a close.

I run my own label, produce everything by myself and I’m very hands on with the music and everything around it. All the bundles are endorsed and personally produced. They represent a personal part of me and I want to share that with you.

Please do keep checking back for updates and you can always hang out with me on http://www.facebook.com/sofiatalvikmusic and I look forward to our journey together.

xoxo
Sofia Talvik

Sofia Talvik i Almedalen

Sofia Talvik i Almedalen foto Tobias Björkgren

Kulturen √∂kar i Almedalen skriver DN (l√§nk), och i √•r var Sofia Talvik inbjuden av Musiksverige, Sveriges intresseorganisation f√∂r den svenska musikbranschen, att ber√§tta om skapande och artisten och l√•tskrivarens roll i ekonomin under rubriken “En l√•t ger 110 jobb“. Andra medverkande var bland andra kulturekonomen Tobias Niels√©n och Patrik Sventelius fr√•n Sony ATV.

Sofia Talvik i Almedalen foto Tobias Björkgren
Sofia Talvik i Almedalen foto Tobias Björkgren

Sofia och Musiksveriges VD Elisabet Widlund, moderator för seminariet, blev också intervjuade av P3 efteråt. Lyssna här!

Seminariet hölls på Tonsättarnas hus i Visby som även huserade en mängd seminarier och framträdanden under veckan.

Tonsättarnas hus i Visby
Tonsättarnas hus i Visby

Santa – reviews

Sofia Talvik annual Christmas single "Santa (can you bring me someone else this year)"

My new Xmas single “Santa” has only been out for a day but I’ve already got some lovely reviews:

Women’s Radio has written a fun review:

“Santa” has that 80‚Äôs 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‚Äôs cause this year.
Read the full review here.

Free Christmas Music Blog says:

“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

Santas Working Overtime has chosen “Santa” as song of the day! Thanks!

Wears the Trousers magazine did a nice little write up – check it out here! .. as did the lovely blog With Music in My Mind!

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‚Äôs FEATURED FEMMEP3, a glorious new track from our favorite Swedish singer-songwriter, Sofia Talvik, titled, ‚ÄúSanta‚ÄĚ.”

Download your copy of “Santa” here

Sofia Talvik annual Christmas single "Santa (can you bring me someone else this year)"
Sofia Talvik annual Christmas single "Santa (can you bring me someone else this year)"

New interview on Riveting Riffs!

riffs
Canadian Music Zine “Riveting Riffs” has just published a fresh interview with me!

Preview
“Sofia Talvik is a pop star on the rise. She has already conquered her native Sweden, won the hearts of those at Chicago’s Lollapalooza music festival in August of 2008, and in March of 2009 the gifted singer / songwriter, with the breathtaking vocals, will be appearing at SXSW in Austin Texas, followed by an appearance at the Canadian Music Festival in Toronto, Canada. Talvik, who writes all of her lyrics in English, has received strong radio play on Sweden’s radio stations, and recently recorded a mini concert and interview for SR P3, which was aired on November 12th. Her current CD Jonestown is causing quite a stir on the international music scene, with her single, “My James Dean…”

Read the full 2 page interview here:
Sofia Talvik on Riveting Riffs

Listen to me live. SR P3 Live Sessions.

On Wednesday November 12 at 21.30, you can hear me play live in Sveriges Radio P3. I did a live session in front of a sitting audience last week. There will be a short interview with me also.
P3 Live Sessions

So if you can’t catch me live in Stockholm soon, be sure to listen in on this exclusive live performance.

Tune in here on November 12th at 21.30:
http://www.sr.se/webbradio

Or listen later in the week on their archive here:
http://www.sr.se/cgi-bin/p3/nyhetssidor/sandningsarkiv.asp?programID=3068