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free music friday: sofia talvik
December 4, 2009, 12:24 pm
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Sofia Talvik
‘Snowy White River’

Sofia Talvik’s latest album Jonestown may have taken its name from infamous cult leader Jim Jones, or rather the sanctuary built by his followers, but don’t let the sinister subject matter fool you – Sofia’s sound is light and soothing, calling to mind Tina Dico’s acoustic-edged indie. The gentle voiced singer-songwriter was born on an island just off the west coast of Sweden and left home at 18 with her sights set firmly on the thriving city of Stockholm. With three albums now under her belt, it’s clear that her starry-eyed wanderings have paid off. ‘Snowy White River’ is her 2009 Yuletide gift to fans, part of an annual festive giveaway meant to inspire charity and selflessness at a time of year when so many go without. Though this song is free to download (with an email address), Gehrmans Publishing is selling sheet music for it, with all proceeds going to Music Teachers Without Borders, a charity that “works through and with music to give a meaningful life for children living in an otherwise tough environment.” Sofia has also begun an advent calendar of sorts, airing a video blog every day in which she’ll be “celebrating Christmas in different ways up till Christmas Eve”. MP3 after the jump.

Sofia plays a one-off show at The Lexington in London on December 17, with Bloodgroup and Harry’s Gym.

FREE MP3: Sofia Talvik, ‘Snowy White River’ [email address required]

visit Sofia on Myspace


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