Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
Sofia Talvik has just released her new album, which takes its name from the town where a sect committed mass-suicide. The album is far from harrowing, but has melancholy to spare.
My James Dean features Talvik’s sweet vocals set against an urgent melody.
Diamonds is a lovely and elegantly played, Talvik’s singing is beautiful as ever.
The song’s arrangement is very well done and adds to the songs sound.
Arms and Amour is a soft and appealing song about daring to be open to life and love. The melody is instantly familiar in a good way.
The title song ends the album on a wistful, but not downbeat note.
Talvik’s voice has such simple beauty to it and the words are good. This album really shows Talvik from her best side.
Listen to track samples
1 As Summers Pass
2 My James Dean
3 At the End
5 Something Good
6 Burning Fields
7 Arms and Armour
9 Lower Case Letters
10 Summer Ended Yesterday
11 Prove Me Wrong