New album out soon!

Folk by Sofia Talvik

I’m so happy to announce that I will be releasing an extended EP in March! Pre-orders are up now!

Folk by Sofia Talvik
Folk by Sofia Talvik

In Swedish ”folk music” means ”traditional music”. If you play ”folk” in Sweden, you are most likely a whiz at the key-harp or the violin. For many years I’ve been a part of the folk scene, in the non traditional sense, and finally I thought I’d try to combine the two in a new way. 

These are 6 old traditional Swedish folk songs in a more modern clothing. Bringing in musicians from Germany as well as Sweden, mixing it up with my own sound and my own visions, I combined the beauty of the old with the beauty of the new. The result is this extended EP – ”Folk”. 

The name rings true in both Swedish and English, stating the new and the traditional genre but also brings in the meaning of the Swedish word which is ”people”. This is an album for the people. I hope you like it!

Pre-order the album here!

Northern Germany round-up!

Sofia Talvik live at Schwankhalle

I did a couple of really fun shows in Northern Germany this weekend. Thanks to all who came out in Hamburg and Bremen! Here’s some pics and some press from the shows!

Sofia Talvik in Bremen news
Sofia Talvik in Bremen news

Sofia Talvik live at Schwankhalle
Sofia Talvik live at Schwankhalle

More Bremen news about the show
More Bremen news about the show

Packed house at Cake & Tunes, Schwankhalle in Bremen
Packed house at Cake & Tunes, Schwankhalle in Bremen

Mobile Blues Club in Hamburg
Mobile Blues Club in Hamburg

Drivin’ & Dreaming – The Recipes

Kickass Trips just wrote about my kickass U.S tour Drivin’ & Dreaming. Check it out here!

Kickass trips about Drivin' & Dreaming
Kickass trips about Drivin’ & Dreaming

If you missed out on my “big” book about the tour, you can now get the mini version with all the recipes and some of the stories for just 12$! And you get a free album download included in the price too!

Drivin' & Dreaming - the recipes
Drivin’ & Dreaming – the recipes

Sweden’s foodie magazine “Allt om Mat” also loved the book! Read their blog post about it here (in Swedish).

My Christmas singles in the press

Amelia Christmas

Every year I release a Christmas single, and sometimes it takes a while for them to become a Christmas classic 😉 but you know they have when Sweden’s biggest women’s magazine Amelia writes about them in their Christmas edition.

Amelia Christmas
Amelia Christmas

 

“Christmas eve 2012  turned out exactly like we had hoped. A day filled with candlelight, great Christmas music (Michael Bublé’s album “Christmas” and Sofia Talvik’s Christmas single “Snowy White River” played on repeat), excited children, happy parents, good food. (…)” Editor Jenny Oscarsson writes in her column. 

This year’s Christmas single is just released but some blogs have already picked it up, amongst them German blog “Lie in the sound“. “One of the most beautiful Christmas tradition for us is the annual Christmas single by Sofia Talvik .” they write, and the blog Christmas A Go Go! seconds by writing “Leave it to German blog Lie in the Sound to cherrypick the bestest new Christmas releases. Like this beautiful track by Sofia Talvik“. 

Stubby’s House of Christmas writes:

“Swedish singer/songwriter Sofia Talvik offers up a free Christmas song every year. And pretty much every year, I declare that “this is her best yet” or that “this is my absolute favorite.” Well, “A Berlin Christmas Tale” is Sofia’s best Christmas song yet and my absolute favorite. Sofia has explored a lot of different musical styles in the past, but “A Berlin Christmas Tale” returns Sofia–with the enrichment of all her musical experimentation and time on the road–to the Sofia I was originally drawn to…the Folk Pop artist who paints pictures with her music, words, and voice–pictures so clear and alive that you experience them yourself.”