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.
Everytime I need to do something, like recordings for a new album or something. I get this urge to do something else, something that I don’t need to do. That’s how I started doing the Christmas singles and all the other stuff that I do, just me, just by myself. So I guess it was no surprise that instead of going through the recorded files last week, I picked up the guitar and learned the old classic “Wichita Lineman”. Years back I had a brief collaboration with Swedish artist Niclas Frisk (Atomic Swing, A Camp). He was the one who first played me this song and I still love it. So thank you Niclas! And here’s how it turned out sounding in my kitchen…
Here’s a short clip from today’s session at Full Sail University. I had a really nice group of aspiring engineers to work with today. Unfortunately there’s no music in the clip as it’s from after the actual session, but I’m throwing in a short preview of the song we recorded today.
It’s called “Florida” and the group joined me in the song booth for the chorus.
Summer is here!! And so is my new summer single “Strawberries on my tongue”. This first week all of you who have twitter gets the new single for free before everyone else, with just one tweet. When you add your twitter name and password here, you get a download link to the single, and your twitter account automatically sends out a message on your twitter flow that you downloaded the single. (no information of names and passwords is saved so don’t worry). This is the way you pay for the single, by simply telling your friends about it. Neat huh!
The single is mixed by renowned producer Magnus Frykberg and the B-side (YES! You get two versions of this baby) is a live recording with a guest performance from world musician Steafan Hannigan who has worked with Björk and Depeche Mode to mention a few.
Florida Music Festival
On saturday the 16th you’ll be able to see me live, and hear the summer single live as well at Florida Music Festival! I’m playing at “The Social” (downtown Orlando) 9pm. Be sure to come by and have a listen!
In May I’m releasing the new summer single. The song is called “Strawberries on my tongue” and captures the essence of Swedish summer, with rainy days and sweet strawberries. I’m missing out on Swedish summer this year as I’m going to Florida to play at Florida Music Festival and start the recordings on my new album, but this song will remind me even though I’m on the other side of the Atlantic.
As you can see on the front page twitterers can download the remix album “Street of Dreamix” with just one tweet and the summer single will also be released exclusively to all of you who follow me on twitter first. So if you’d like to get your copy of “Strawberries on my tongue” before everyone else, sign up on Twitter.com and follow my flow for more updates!