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New album from Sofia Talvik on September 27, 2019

Paws of a Bear Album Cover

We are proud to release a new album from Sofia Talvik in September.

With the release of her new album Paws of a Bear in 2019, Swedish artist Sofia Talvik gazes upon her life’s journey, carefully weighing each chapter. Lead single “Take Me Home” recently debuted in the top ten on the U.S. Folk Radio Charts, offering a hint of what’s to come for this artist on the rise. Beneath timeless layers of lush string work and a voice as angelic as it is heart-rending, Talvik explores dualities of stagnation and freedom, sacrifice and dream-chasing, work and family, along the way experiencing personal revelations that forever shift her perspectives on time, life and love.
The first single “Take Me Home” has been featured on many radio station across the U.S and Europe.

Paws of a Bear Album Cover

During 2020 Sofia Talvik will do a couple of US and European tours to promote the release.

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2018 Annual Christmas Single from Sofia Talvik

Every year Swedish artist Sofia Talvik writes a Christmas song to her fans. This year the title of the song is “Poem At Year’s End”

Sofia Talvik asked her fans what they thought she should write about this year, and many wanted something political.

“To be honest that made me feel exhausted” says Sofia. ”There has been so much politics, and so many fights the last few years that the last thing I wanted to do was to write a political Christmas song. So instead I decided to write something that everyone could listen to and enjoy with an open heart, and a calm mind. This is nothing more than a poem about the end of the year, and that is why I called it ”Poem At Year’s End”

The beautiful cello harmonies by David Floer, and soaring horns by Tim Fleming makes you think about 60’s folk songs, like the tunes of Nick Drake. Sofia’s angelic voice is bearing the tale about the passing of the year.

The song is available to download for free at https://music.sofiatalvik.com

Written by Sofia Talvik
Vocals and guitar by Sofia Talvik
Bass and horns by Tim Fleming
Cello by David Floer
Mixed and mastered by Sofia Talvik
© 2018 Makaki Music

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New release from Sofia Talvik – When Winter Comes – A Christmas Album

When Winter Comes Album Cover

For over 10 years Sofia has made it her tradition to write and release a free Christmas single every year. This year she has re-imagined, re-recorded, re-mixed and re-mastered these songs to make them come together as an album. This album is so unique, not just because 13 of the 14 songs are originals but because the songs focus on the darker side of Christmas, something you don’t hear that often in Christmas music.

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2016 Annual Christmas Single from Sofia Talvik

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For the 11th year in a row Swedish folk/Americana artist Sofia Talvik is keeping up her tradition of releasing a free Christmas single.

’When it Rains on Christmas Day’ won’t fill you with that cheery ’Jingle Bells’ Christmas feeling. Quite the opposite, Sofia stays true to her tradition to explore the darker side of the Holiday.

The yearly Christmas single is released! Get it here now!

Soft keys and soaring pedal steel guitar bring the melody forward and lift Sofia’s voice as the true feature of the song. Things don’t always end the way you picture them, or the way you would wish them to. Looking out from that window on Christmas Day, will it be a winter-wonder-land or a dark rainy day? Will you be with your loved one, or will you be alone?

The lyrics carry the story forward as the song culminates in a carol-like chorus bringing us all the way back in to the churches of the old days with their towering ceilings filled with music. This tasteful production will remind you of Ryan Adam’s Shadowlands and bring your thoughts to Kate Bush’s etherial piano songs, like ’This Woman’s Work’.

Credits:
Written by Sofia Talvik. Piano, Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums by Sofia Talvik. Pedal Steel Guitar by Tim Fleming. Cello by David Floer. Produced and Mixed by Sofia Talvik. Mastered by Jonas Westin. (c) 2016 Makaki Music.

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Sofia Talvik shows her support in the wake of everything.

Clothe Yourself For The Winter - Album Cover

Sofia Talvik releases her new single “Clothe Yourself For The Winter” in support for women in the U.S in the wake of the recent election.

http://music.sofiatalvik.com/album/clothe-yourself-for-the-winter

“As a reaction to the recent events in the USA and the political climate world-wide I wrote this song, ’Clothe Yourself for the Winter’, using ’winter’ as a metaphor for the cold, harsh times we seem to be entering.

On that note I am putting this song out as a free download, but with the hope that you instead of paying me, will make a donation to Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood was founded on the revolutionary idea that women should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams — no ceilings, no limits.”

https://sofiatalvik.com/blog/new-single-wake-everything/

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Christmas single from Sofia Talvik – 2015

Sofia Talvik - Cold Cold Feet - Single Cover

Makaki Music is proud to release the annual Christmas single from Sofia Talvik.

In her 2015 yearly Christmas single, Swedish Americana songstress Sofia Talvik takes on Bruce Springsteen, Jason Isbell and all the other men singing about the working man.

“It’s time to sing about the working woman” Talvik says.
The song is about a hard working single mother the day before Christmas, and her thoughts and longings about a better life for herself and her kids, trying to make the best of what she has.

Swedish folk meets Nashville in this new single which features a haunting violin played by Hanna Ekström and bright guitars by Sofia Talvik.
Talvik who releases a Christmas single every year has made it her trademark to sing about the less cheery part of the holiday season.
“This is my tribute to all hard working women out there”, Talvik says.

Merry Christmas!

Cold Cold Feet – Free Christmas Single

Written by Sofia Talvik. Vocals and guitar: Sofia Talvik. Violin: Hanna Ekström. Drums: Joakim Lundgren. Bass: Janne Manninen.
Produced and mixed by Sofia Talvik. Mastered by Jonas Westin.

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New album & Book from Sofia Talvik

During November 2011 to March 2013 Sofia Talvik did an adventure of a lifetime. She toured The United States in an old RV and played her music in every little town she could find.

All her personal memories, pictures, stories and concert recordings from the tour is now available as a coffee table book and a live album to share with you. This is an excellent way to re-live the tour, as well as to be a part of it even if you didn’t get a chance to come to any of the shows.

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New release “The Owls Are Not What They Seem”

The Owls Are Not What They Seem - Album Cover

Today is the  release of Sofia Talvik’s full lenght “The Owls Are Not What They Seem”.

We ship all of the pre-ordered signed albums today. All that  have pre-ordered will also get the download codes today. And for you who missed out on the physical release here’s some links to where you can listen. You will still be able to listen and purchase a download in any format you prefer at Sofia’s music store

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If you’d rather go through the middle man, you can listen and purchase a download here (and probably a bunch of other online stores too):

Spotify
CDbaby
Amazon
iTunes (please rate and write something here if you like it)

 

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Sofia Talvik aktuell med singel från nya albumet “Florida”

Florida - Album Cover

Sveriges mest produktiva artist Sofia Talvik är tillbaka med nya skivan ”Florida” den 12:e maj. Hon är precis hemkommen från en tre veckors USA-turné och släpper nu första singeln ”As We Catch On Fire”.

2010 firar Sofia Talvik 5-årsjubileum som artist. Sedan debutalbumet 2005 har hon spelats i radio åtskilliga gånger, synts i MQs reklam, spelat på USAs största festivaler och etablerat sig som både artist och skivbolagsboss och nu släpper hon sitt 4:e fullängdsalbum på egna bolaget Makaki Music.

Med “Florida” får vi se en helt ny sida av Sofia Talvik. Från att ha kännetecknats av sina finstämda och avskalade arrangemang drar hon nu på volymen till max. Blandat med akustiska instrument som trombon och cello finns syntbas och programmerade trummor och soundet är större och mera vågat än tidigare.

“Jag har velat att trummorna ska vara i fokus på den här skivan och ge den en ryggrad” säger Sofia. “Vissa låtar har både riktiga trummor och programmerade, jag tycker att det ger ett spännande sound som passar de nya låtarna.”

Att skivan heter “Florida” är ingen slump. Sofia som flirtat med USA även tidigare på skivan “Jonestown”(som döptes efter en amerikansk sekt) bodde under en period i just Florida under 2009. Titelspåret är en dagboksanteckning från en regnig vecka i “The sunshine state” men plattan som helhet är relaterad till just den amerikanska södern.

“Vissa låtar är mörka och lite kusliga, vissa är soliga och somriga. Gemensamt är att alla låtar har ett driv. Jag tänker mig att man lyssnar på dem på hög volym, nercabbat på väg ner till Miami eller Key West.”

Några korta citat från musikmedia i USA:

“this Swedish singer/songwriter packs enough serious doses of emotion and catchy melodies to make put her on the industry buzz list in a big way and make her a trailblazer.” -lp33.tv

“her poignant songs had the audience enraptured” –aurgasmsxsw.us

“After listening to a few of her silky smooth tunes I was hooked.” -San Diego: dialed in

“Crafting delicate moments of peace on her acoustic guitar Sofia is independent in every sense of the word” –spinner.com

“our favorite Swedish Singer/Songwriter “ -cnt music

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Sofia Talvik aktuell med ny release och unikt projekt

L - Part One of L.O.V.E

Sofia Talvik – L – Part One of L.O.V.E

Under 2011 släpper Sofia Talvik fyra stycken 3P’s (Digital EP som innehåller 3 nya låtar och ett bonusspår) producerade av fyra olika producenter, tillsammans utgör de projektet “L.O.V.E”.

L - Part One of L.O.V.EPå alla hjärtans dag (14/2) släpps “L – Part One of L.O.V.E” – den första delen i sviten.

Sofia Talvik är en unik artist som snabbt lyckats anpassa sig till de nya förutsättningarna i en musikbransch i förändring. Spelplanen och musikmarknaden är nu global, och från och med i år kommer Sofia Talvik gå över till enbart digitala releaser, vilket även är bra ur miljösynpunkt.

“CD-skivan är död och nu är allt på fansens villkor, de är de som dikterar spelreglerna så jag har låtit dem ta över rollen som skivbolag, finansiärer, bollplank och pr-avdelning. Genom att göra fyra EP-releaser under ett år istället för ett enda fullängds-album håller jag dialogen med fansen levande. Storbolagen har mycket svårt att förstå att tiden man kunde göra pengar på fysiska produkter och flyktiga varumärken snart är över.” – Sofia Talvik

“L” är helt finansierad av Sofias fans som har följt projektet från början till slut genom sajten pledgemusic.com. Alla som varit med och sponsrat projektet har kunnat följa inspelningen via video-, bild-, bloguppdateringar och har fått höra hur låtarna vuxit fram under produktionen. Bland de saker man kunde investera i fanns personliga telefonsamtal, skype-konserter, handtryckta vykort, posters och t-shirts, handmålade porträtt samt exklusiva fysiska EP-skivor i begränsad upplaga.

Projektet “L.O.V.E” kommer under året också att speglas av sidoprojektet “H.A.T.E”, där fyra hårdrocksband kommer att göra egna tolkningar av Sofia’s EP’s. I slutet av 2011 släpps “L.O.V.E & H.A.T.E” ett album som innehåller alla releaser.

Lyssna på “L – Part One of L.O.V.E” här:
Spotify
sofiatalvik.com

Pressbilder:
http://www.sofiatalvik.com/media/pictures/

“L – part one of L.O.V.E”
Releasedatum :14/2 2011
Artist: Sofia Talvik
Producent: Christian Hörgren (läs gärna intervjun med Christian Hörgren)
Skivbolag: Makaki Music

2005:
Talvik debuterade med albumet Blue Moon. Blue Moon skrevs och producerades av Talvik själv. Albumet gavs ut på Starboy Recordings som drevs av Hansi Friberg, manager åt bl.a Brainpool, Sahara Hotnights, Marit Bergman och Eskobar.

2007:
På Street of Dreams medverkar Bernard Butler, ursprungsmedlem och gitarrist i brittiska Suede och senare i flera andra konstellationer.

2008:
Sofia Talviks tredje album Jonestown producerades av Tobias Fröberg. Albumet har fått sitt namn från det ökända massmordet av sekten Peoples Temple. Albumet mottogs mycket väl i USA och ledde till att Sofia Talvik blev bokad som första svenska kvinnliga artist någonsin att spela på den största amerikanska festivalen Lollapalooza i Chicago.

2010:
Sofia Talvik släpper sitt fjärde album Florida. Albumet leder till en USA-turné från Hawaii, längs hela USA’s västkust med avslut på världens största musikindustri-festival South By Southwest.

2011:
Sofia Talvik släpper “L.O.V.E” fyra stycken digitala EP’s under året. Först ut är “L – Part One of L.O.V.E”