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Sofia Talvik new song about the outbreak of the corona virus:



Sofia Talvik would like to share this new song with you that she wrote about the outbreak of the corona virus:

My concert at The Winnsboro Center For The Arts was one of the last ones I did before the corona virus shut everything down - including my tour. We had arrived early that day in Winnsboro, TX, and it all seemed so peaceful compared to the headlines that was shouting at me everytime I opened my phone. In Winnsboro the birds were singing and the trees were full of blossoms. The air was sweet and you would never know what was going on in the rest of the world.
I wrote the song without predjudice or judgement. It is mearly a reflection of the situation I have found myself in, being on tour in a different country, far away from my family, watching news about people ­hoarding toilet paper and food like there is no tomorrow.
A small testament to the times.
We hope that you will include it in your playlists. Sofia is also doing livestreamed mini concerts via Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/302779407363031
Listen on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/makakimusic/meanwhile-in-winnsboro
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/WPe6EKr8Ei8
link): https://music.sofiatalvik.com/track/meanwhile-in-winnsboro
Feature in American Songwriter Magazine: https://americansongwriter.com/sofia-talvik-meanwhile-in-winnsboro-covid-19-song/

Lyrics:
Meanwhile in Winnsboro 
Will you starve
Keep from going very far
Will you brace
for the end of the world
Have you forgot
All the luxury that you’ve got
As you brace for
the end of the world
Meanwhile in Winnsboro
Apple blossoms bloom
Spring is coming soon
Spring is coming soon
Meanwhile in Winnsboro
It doesn’t look so bad
I think of all I had
I think of all I had
If this really is the end
How will you spend it my friend
Holed up in your house
Till you’re alone in the world
All the food you could eat
Till this virus is beat
Holed up in your house
Till you’re alone in the world
Meanwhile in Winnsboro
Apple blossoms bloom
Spring is coming soon
Spring is coming soon
Meanwhile in Winnsboro
It doesn’t look so bad
I think of all I had
I think of all I had
A million miles away
From the ones I’m keeping safe
I hope that he’s ok
At the end of the world
The world looks just like yesterday
And yet not in every way
Will the songs all be the same
At the end of the world
Meanwhile in Winnsboro
Apple blossoms bloom
Spring is coming soon
Spring is coming soon
Meanwhile in Winnsboro
It doesn’t look so bad
I think of all I had
I think of all I had
Meanwhile in Winnsboro
You would never think
We are at the brink
We are at the brink
Meanwhile in Winnsboro
We can still pretend
This is not the end
Not the end of the world
Credits:
Meanwhile in Winnsboro - 04.51
Written by Sofia Talvik
Vocals and Guitar - Sofia Talvik
Pedal Steel - Tim Fleming
Mix and Master - Jonas Westin
Cover Photo - Jim Willis
Recorded live in Surfside TX, March 2020
Released by Makaki Music
Release date: Monday March 23rd 2020
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Group for live streamed concerts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/302779407363031

About Sofia Talvik
With her wistfully gilded new album Paws of a Bear, 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.
Talvik has performed at festivals ranging from Lollapalooza to SXSW, she’s opened for Maria McKee & David Duchovny, and has collaborated with former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler, as well as Tobias Fröberg (Peter Bjorn and John), who produced her 2008 LP Jonestown. Primarily a live artist, Talvik has taken her music across Europe and through 47 U.S. states, riding in her 1989 Winnebago Warrior with her husband and sound technician Jonas at the wheel, digging deep into the American sound and channelling it through her Nordic roots to create a singular brand of Americana.
Delving into folk melancholy akin to fellow Swedes First Aid Kit, Paws of a Bear delivers Talvik’s own neatly packaged stories across its 10 stunning tracks. Haunting pedal steel intertwines with warm upright bass, acoustic guitars and piano, creating an ideal foundation for the stark beauty of Talvik’s vocal work. Her carefully thought-out steps serve her airy productions well, moving between reflections of her childhood on the island of Orust, on Sweden’s west coast (“Take Me Home”), the transformation of age (“Reflections”) and love’s sweet elixir as our greatest, most cherished gift (“Wrapped in Paper”).
“When you’re younger, I don’t think you appreciate things in the same way,” Talvik says. “Different subjects are important to you, and you take much of it for granted. You never stop to look at where you are. Then when you come back to this place a little further down the road, with more wisdom, you see things differently. You see nature in a different way and maybe you appreciate new things you didn’t appreciate before.”
Paws of a Bear plays like a picture book, flipping through some of life’s most earnest moments. Through her laid- back indie-folk, Talvik’s tells her own tale, while giving listeners plenty of room to contemplate their own lives. As the album unfolds, she lures you into her world with stunning heft and grit, once again proving a master of her craft.
* First single ”Take me home” went straight in on top 10 in April on Folk Radio Charts USA
* ”Paws of a Bear” is Sofia’s 8th full length studio album, released September 2019
* Native of Sweden, Sofia is touring the USA about 5-6 months every year - all tour dates can be found on sofiatalvik.com/gigs
* Talvik is pronounced [Tull-week]
* More info: http://sofiatalvik.com
"This album is solid gold from start to finish." - Americana Highways
"Paws of a Bear, finds Talvik taking a more Americana-flavored approach -- influenced by Jason Isbell, Valerie June and others" - Billboard Magazine
"Talvik develops is of a similar tapestry to Joni Mitchell, tapping into that same knack for soul-stirring clarity and resonance. Between, however, is something of a different nature. Open-air production sets the scene for an evocative and atmospheric release from the Swedish folk artist, coming in the form of an upcoming album, Paws of a Bear.” - PopMatters
“Paws of a Bear” is a dark, yet whimsically romantic ride that hinges on Talvik’s crisp, soothing vocals that drive listeners into her "transcendent and compelling lyrics." - Cowboys & Indians Magazine
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