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The Owls Are Not What They Seem
The Owls Are Not What They Seem
The Owls Are Not What They Seem

“…Not dread but a connection with our past is what we feel, a thread running back to the artless creatures we once were when we first heard the oboe-like notes from the Great Horned Owl. In Paleolithic times, we suspected omens in its voice, heard in it questions we were unable to articulate, but which have stayed within us, incomplete and taunting. We are certain that ancient, taloned bird sees what we do not, knows what we never will. And some night, silent as a gliding feather, its immensity will engulf us at fireside to tell us things we want to know as well as those we don’t. In the shadowed forest we’re pulled by that lurking and alluring ghost and we are enthralled.” Welcome to Twin Peaks: Access Guide to the Town

2011 was a busy year for me. I worked hard to get an artist visa to the US, preparing for a tour that might go on for as long as two years. At the same time I wrote and recorded a new album. Now that I’ve landed in my tour in the US it’s also time for my new album to land. “The Owls Are Not What They Seem” is a collection of 12 new songs. My musical journey started out in 2004 when I recorded Blue Moon and me and my musicians all gathered in a basement studio in Stockholm recording acoustically and almost all the instruments at the same time. After that I tried a more common way of recording in layers, adding instruments upon instruments. For my third album I hired a producer, Tobias Fröberg and for my fourth album Florida i experimented with a bigger soundscape with more drums than I had ever used before.

For “The Owls Are Not What They Seem” I went back to basics. After having done an acoustic solo tour for my album Florida Acoustic in 2010 I felt I was in my best element when I was playing and singing at the same time without the restrains of headphones and click-tracks. So I decided to make an ablum that was the essence of that me. Just something I could record in my bedroom without the pressure of a big production, time and opinions from others. All the songs on “The Owls Are Not What They Seem” are recorded that way. Me – playing and singing at the same time, then sparsely adding other instruments to enhance and highlight where I thought it was needed.  My goal was to keep it down and make an acoustic album with a live, organic feel to it. I had no interest in changing the world or inventing something new. I just wanted to make a beautiful acoustic album. And here it is: “The Owls Are Not What They Seem

You can now pre-order the album here. You’ll get a free track straight away. Physical signed albums will only be available through my website until the release. I also have two special guests on the album; Martin Hederos is playing the piano on “Nothing quite so gentle” and Pontus Borg has lent his voice to “7 miles wide”. Please hit the share button to tell all your friends.

Sofia Talvik i Almedalen

Sofia Talvik i Almedalen foto Tobias Björkgren

Kulturen ökar i Almedalen skriver DN (länk), och i år var Sofia Talvik inbjuden av Musiksverige, Sveriges intresseorganisation för den svenska musikbranschen, att berätta om skapande och artisten och låtskrivarens roll i ekonomin under rubriken “En låt ger 110 jobb“. Andra medverkande var bland andra kulturekonomen Tobias Nielsén och Patrik Sventelius från 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

Florida – Playlist #3

Tobias Fröberg
Tobias Fröberg is featured on today's playlist

Todays playlist is a crazy mix between new,old, American and Swedish great tunes. The National, Tobias Fröberg, Popsicle, Blur, The Knife & Glen Campbell.
 I really like the last song “Witchita Linemen” with Glen Campbell. Awsome tune.

Have a great friday!!!

Florida – Playlist #3
Sofia Talvik – As we catch on fire
Blur – On the way to the club
Tobias Fröberg – God’s Highway
Popsicle – Hey princess
The National- Conversation 16
Rex the dog – Heartbeats remix
Glen Campbell – Wichita Lineman

SvD likes Clown

“Att 29-åriga Sofia Talvik har döpt sin skiva efter ett välkänt massmord är ingen fingervisning om stämningen som råder på hennes tredje album. Jonestown är istället ytterst harmonisk i sin form med finstämda och traditionella gitarrpoplåtar som utan att skämmas slänger ett öga eller två bort över Atlanten. Att Talvik denna gång har slagit sina påsar ihop med Tobias Fröberg är kanske anledningen till att låtarna nu fått på sig poppigare kostymer. Jonestown är en snyggt välskräddad skiva med Clown som albumets mest estetiskt utmanande spår. ”
Kristin Lundell, Svenska Dagbladet

First Jonestown video released

“As summers pass” is the first single released from my third album ‘Jonestown’
With “Jonestown” I’ve further evolved my sound, joining forces with respected artist and producer Tobias Fröberg, who has toured with José Gonzales and produced the artist Peter Morén from “Peter, Bjorn and John”.

You can get the single from or from my own store.

The video is directed and produced by Jonas Westin. And the cool dress is designed and tailored by Sanna Nyström!

Ps. You can find a High Quality version here: