Creative Review New Music
The multi-instrumental Sofia Härdig is the latest example of another world class Scandinavian export that’s been dominating the music scene for a while now.
Sofia has worked with household Swedish names like the Grammy Award winners The Hellacopters and Bob Hund. Additionally, she has collaborated with Yoshimi from Boredoms and Free Kitten. After sharing the stage with well-known artists like Lydia Lunch as well as Stevie Jackson from Belle and Sebastian, she is now ready to expand onto the world with the release of her upcoming new single Streets.
Hailed “the rocktronica queen of experimental music” in her native country, she remains truthful to her artistic vision. “I find beauty in flaws and that which is not perfect is what excites me, I love the unusual, the unexpected, untrained and unplanned… I hope my music portrays that in its sound”. In order to keep the authenticity and imperfection alive, her new 2-part EP collection called The Street Light Leads To The Sea was recorded only in three days with a few musicians specifically known and hand-picked for their improvisational skills. The moment the record button was on, each musician was encouraged to simply go wild and free.
“Sofia Hardig doing exciting things … beneath the surface bubbles Sonic Youth .. combine the blue-bottomed vocal rock temperament” Dagens Nyheter, National Swedish Press
“The wild wolf woman style she has done well. It is wonderful grinding and darkness and thunder … Sofia sings with aggression and drags her hair in the dirt and is a chick with raw potential.” Expressen, National Swedish Press
Stream ‘Streets’: https://soundcloud.com/sofia-hardig/streets-single-version
The result comes in the shape of ‘Streets’, the Sonic Youth, The Kills, The Pixies and Le Tigre- inspired track filled with attitude, vibe and raw emotion. It is fast, it is bold and it will be out everywhere 29th April 2016.
Website – www.sofiahardig.net
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sofia.hardig
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Sofiahardig
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/sofia-hardig