SOFIA TALVIK — Paws of a Bear              SOFIA TALVIK — Paws of a Bear (Sept. 27, 2019) Pamela MÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃéndez ÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃâ Time (22 Feb 2019)
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Song: “Pharaohs and Friends”
Album release: September 27, 2019
Record Label: Makaki Music
Duration:
Tracks:
01. Take Me Home   4:05
02. Siren Song   3:40
03. California Snow   2:59
04. Reflections   4:51
05. Paws of a Bear   3:39
06. Pharaohs and Friends   3:32
07. Blood Moon   3:27
08. Wrapped in Paper   3:21
09. I Liked You Better   3:28
10. Die Alone   3:58
Ξ      In Their Words: “‘Pharaohs and Friends’ is a song about turning the blind eye towards the truth no matter if it’s your own personal health or if it’s the matters of the world. Sometimes it’s easier to believe in fairy tales than fact and truth, something that is getting more and more obvious today. I hope people draw their own conclusions of the lyrics of this song, because I believe it can speak to people in different ways.”  Sofia Talvik
About:
⊂⇑⊃       „Paws of a Bear“ is my 8th studio album. I have been working on it for nearly a year though some of the songs have been written along the road for the last few years, like „Blood Moon“ which I wrote after visiting Yellowstone when the forest fires in Idaho and Montana colored the moon red every evening. When I started recording the album I had a very clear view that I wanted it to be very stripped down, acoustic and that the songs and lyrics would be the focus, not covered with a big production. My pedal steel player (also dobro and trumpet) Tim Fleming came over to Germany to record his parts with me last Fall, and bit by bit I have eased in the other instruments. (Fun fact! Tim was Laura Brannigan’s bass player back in the 80’s). You can hear that the pedal steel really is the featured instrument on the recording, not counting my voice ;)
⊂⇑⊃       All in all I would say that this album has a strong focus on the theme of home. I guess it’s something that I think about more now that I am on the road playing some 120+ concerts a year. (This year’s tour is the World Tour, with stops in New Zealand, Europe and the USA). The contrast between choosing a life on the road versus staying in your home town, working and raising a family is something that intrigued me when writing the songs.
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