Paws of a Bear

by Sofia Talvik

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1.
04:05
2.
Siren Song
3.
California Snow
4.
Reflections
5.
Paws of a Bear
6.
Pharaohs and Friends
7.
Blood Moon
8.
Wrapped in Paper
9.
I Liked You Better
10.
Die Alone

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"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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Sofia Talvik Gothenburg, Sweden

Unmistakably Nordic in flavor, Sofia Talvik somehow still conforms to American interpretations of her own original music, a North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy, creating a special niche of folk music that has been described as neo-folk. She is a veteran performer with 6 original full length albums as well as numerous EPs, singles and tours behind her. ... more

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Track Name: Take Me Home
Take me home to the sea
To the waves and the breeze
Where the salt grinds your teeth
Take me home

You can walk every road
But only one takes you home
Will I walk it alone
Take me home

How I loathed those grey days
and the salt on my face
Left for dead in the waves
memories of this place
Take me home

Walking through the empty grounds
of the closed down school
I still hear the sounds
There are only ghosts now in this town
Take me home

Leave me here on the shore
Where you found me before
I won’t ask you for more
Take me home

How I loathed those grey days
and the salt on my face
Left for dead in the waves
memories of this place
Take me home

You can walk every road
But only one will take you home
Will I walk it alone
Take me home