NORDIC ROOTS AND A FOLK-AMERICANA SOUND ‘SOFIA TALVIK’ HAS A CHAT WITH US ALL ABOUT HER NEW SINGLE ‘TAKE ME HOME! THE MAKING, RECORDING AND WORKING WITH STIKO PER LARSSON. READ IT HERE NOW!

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What is your names? 
Sofia Talvik

What is your genre of music?
Folk / Americana with Nordic roots 

Give us a little bio about you.
I’m from Sweden but your all of Europe and usually about 6 months in the USA every year. I have 8 albums out not counting the unplugged version of my latest album released last year.  Be played big festivals like lollapalooza and SxSW but I mainly play smaller intimate venues like theatres and listening rooms. I tour with my hubby who’s also my sound tech. This past year I’ve done over 30 professionally produced live streams for my fans as well as for venues and concert hosts. 

What made you go into music?
I started playing the piano when I was 8, I mostly played classical music but got my first guitar at 18 and started writing songs to teach myself how to play. 

Who are your influences?
Everything and anything. I really like Neko case but also classic singer/songwriters like Suzanne Vega. And then I also love rock like The Killers and Kings of Leon.

Are you a signed?
I run my own label since 2006. 

Your new single ‘Take Me Home’ is out now, tell us more about the single.
 It as originally released as a single for my latest album and charted the folk radio charts in the US for several months. This is a new version in a duet form and I feel like it’s taken a different direction with that.
You collaborate with your duet partner Stiko Per Larsson’, tell us more about working with Stiko on the single.
I’ve known Stiko for almost 20 years when we both were up and coming artists in Stockholm, Sweden. Stiko even ran a club that I played a few times. He’s a great artist. We were both selected to play this big televised midsummer concert for Swedish National TV and I thought it would be a good opportunity to do something together. 

What is the meaning behind the single?
The single is originally a portrait of the small town I grew up in and what it’s like to have conflicting feelings about your home so to say. In one way it’s your home, in another you don’t feel like you belong. As a duet the song took a different direction and became more of a star crossed lovers song about leaving or staying.

Who did you work with on the single?
My longtime guitar player Marcus Högquist played one of the guitars and Viktor Turegård contributed with some great bass. Joakim Lundgren added some percussion and did a great job of mixing and mastering. 

Describe the track in two words.
Home – away.

Will we see a Music Video for the single?
We’re not making a separate video but it’s possible to view me and Stiko singing the song together at the televised concert Midsommarkonsert från Nääs here https://www.svtplay.se/video/31600930/midsommarkonsert-fran-naas it’s the very last song of the show

Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what can we expect from it?
This is a one off, but there might be more collaborations in the future as we’ve had such great response to this single. But both me and Stiko are quite busy with our respective careeers.

What else can we expect in 2021?
Im finally back on the road in Germany and have lots of shows coming up in July as well as November and December

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Hopefully happy and a bit richer. 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Have fun. If you don’t have fun – stop it, because life is too short to not enjoy.

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget? 
My husband (as he’s my sound tech), my capo, to be relaxed and have fun, extra E strings, a glass of wine.

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Facebook
Instagram

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Comments (1):

  1. Chris

    July 19, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Great interview – thanks 🙂

    Reply

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