A Long Way Home
by Sofia Talvik
Bolstered by the icy visuals in the stark one-camera video, Swedish singer/songwriter Sofia Talvik’s seasonal release “A Long Way Home” rings with the bright Nordic flavor she claims as a solid birthright, echoing a priority of travelers worldwide: the drive to touch home base in the Yuletide season. While it glides along quite pleasantly on a casual first listening, the song becomes all the more poignant when reminding us that tragic events are a year-round reality, and not every holiday story has a happy ending. Talvik’s airy vocals, a chorus of blended horns, and chord changes that suggest an eighteen-wheeler shifting gears make this a road song for enjoying any time and place.
– Keith Harrelson
Words and music by Sofia Talvik. Vocals and guitar Sofia Talvik. Drums by Joakim Lundgren. Electric guitar by Marcus Högquist. All other instruments by Sofia Talvik. Mixed by Sofia Talvik. Mastered by Mathis Richter-Reichhelm, Mahoni Music Productions. Cover art by Sofia Talvik. Released by Makaki Music 2014, All rights reserved.