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.
Swedish music mag Lira recently published an interview about my tour and wrote a really nice review for my new album The Owls Are Not What They Seem or as I like to call it “TOANWTS”. As the magazine isn’t available outside Sweden, I’m sharing a translated extract of the review with you here:
[quote] What really lifts the songs are the symphonic but soothingly so produced string arrangements, the playful flute and not to mention – the warm-sounding trombone. The musicians give the songs the very personality you’re longing for, especially at the times when the soloists step outside the harmonious sound. My fondness for the singer/songwriter genre is not particularly large but Sofia Talvik’s music captures, touches and radiates at the same time an indefinable beauty. [/quote]
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…
Today has been a lovely sunny day in Stockholm. I started it by having some breakfast at a local café with my guitarist who is also my neighbour. So what would be a better day than this to go to the studio to listen to Magnus Frykberg mixing my summer single?! It sounded great, but I already knew Magnus was brilliant so it was no surprise 🙂 Here’s a small preview from the studio. The single will be released before the summer so make sure you sign up to the newsletter (you’ll find it on the front page) for more news about release date.
My producer Tobias Fröberg is bringing a new sound to the next album “Jonestown”. Today he even brought some extra 70’s feeling to the studio, a cozy psychedelic lamp to go with the music. Well I think it did the trick. I’m in the groove so keep an eye and an ear out for more upcoming news about it all.
I’ll try to post a tune for you all later.
Here’s a video of the lamp:
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