New single, new album and tour

Eva Dahlgren (2)What a day! If you are fan of music and, of course, of Eva, you may know how exciting it is when news start dropping about new singles, albums or even tour. Sometimes it happens within a few days, sometimes all at once. Like today.

This morning Eva posted on Twitter a #nowplaying post – informing that she was playing a new song, Säg mitt namn, with a link to Spotify.

It soon became clear that Eva would be performing that song later today at the Grammis gala. You can see the performance here (around minute 27!) if you missed it or want to see it again. Eva also presents and gives the prize to Artist of the Year at the gala (around minute 102).

And just a couple of minutes ago Sony Music Sweden sent out a press release with the information that the new-long-awaited album “Jag sjunger ljuset” will be released on April 22nd, 2016. And if that wasn’t enough, Eva will give a few of concerts in “the North” too. One of them is on April 29th at Nobelberget in Stockholm. More concert dates will be announced soon!

New single “Filmen om oss” released today

filmenomoss Eva Dahlgren has released the new single “Filmen om oss” today. The single can be found on the usual digital platforms (Spotify or Deezer for example).

The single will be followed by a new album in autumn. Eva has been busy with other projects since she released her last album Petroleum och tång in 2007. Among others, she has been in the second season of Så mycket bättre (here you can listen to the resulting EP of versions), performed the monologue “Ingen är som jag” in 2010-2011, released a compilation in 2012, went on tour in autumn 2012 and summer 2013 and lately she has been working in a feature documentary film about Ingrid Bergman.

Eva started to film in Super8 some time ago and got involved in the shooting of “Jag är Ingrid” as the film director, Stig Björkman, asked her to do some recordings in Super8. Eva wrote “Filmen om oss” during the project and the song became the theme song of the film and is now the first single out of the upcoming album (title still unknown).

Eva has worked with Nathan Larson (married to Nina Persson, known for composing numerous film scores) in New York and Christoffer Berg (who did the programming in “Delta Machine” by Depeche Mode, among others) in Sweden (Stockholm, Göteborg, Malmö). This is what Eva says about the new album (in Swedish below).

Working as a cinematographer in the documentary about fantastic Ingrid Bergman influenced me more than what I thought. Half-way in the film project I scraped almost all music I had written and started all over again. I wanted to sing about the light! I wanted to capture the big wild beautiful fragile live that flickers by like small film frames. Capture that and sing that.

The first song I wrote became Ingrid’s song. Filmen om oss. Recorded in a studio in Brooklyn about a year ago together with some of Nathan Larson’s friends.

I had been longing to work with Nathan for a long time and now all his experience in composing movie scores is going to come at hand with the atmosphere I want to build around my songs. For the rest of the album I wroked with Christoffer Berg, modular synth master!

But more about this next time. Now I am on my way to Malmö to finish my album.

/Eva

The documentary film “Jag är Ingrid” will premiere in Sweden on August 28. It was presented in Cannes flim festival in spring and various film festivals across the globe since then.

Arbetet som fotograf på dokumentären om den fantastiska Ingrid Bergman påverkade mig mer än jag var medveten om. Halvvägs in i filmarbetet slängde jag nästan all musik jag skrivit och började om.
Jag ville sjunga ljuset! Jag ville fånga det där stora vilda vackra sköra livet som flimrar förbi som smalfilmsrutor. Fånga det och sjunga det.

Första låten jag skrev blev Ingrids låt. Filmen om oss. Inspelad i en studio i Brooklyn för snart ett år sen tillsammans med några av Nathan Larsons vänner.

Nathan har jag velat jobba med länge och just nu kommer Nathans alla år som filmkompositör till användning med de stämningar jag vill bygga runt mina låtar. På resten av albumet har vi samarbetat med Cristoffer Berg, modulärsyntarnas mästare!

Men mer om det nästa gång. Nu far jag till Malmö för att göra klart mitt album.
/Eva

Eva Dahlgren planned concerts summer 2013

Eva Dahlgren will give some concerts and will be performing at some festivals this summer. Here are the dates so far:

27 June – Bråvalla Festival, Norrköping

28 June – Furuvik, Gävle

5 July – Latitud57, Oskarshamn

6 July – Sundsvalls Gatufesten, Sundsvall

2 August – Eskilstunafestivalen, Eskilstuna

3 August – Karlskrona Skärgårdfest, Karlskrona

11 August – Freluga Trädgårdscen, Bollnäs

16 August – Bullar & Bång, Falkenberg [Sold out]

17 August – Kulturkalaset, Göteborg

19 August – Hartwall Arena, Helsinki (Finland)

20 August – Åbo Slottsfestival, Åbo (Finland)

22 August – Malmöfestivalen, Malmö

30 August Grönalund, Stockholm

 

Eva Dahlgren covers Radiohead and Kjell Höglund

Eva Dahlgren performed Radiohead’s “High and dry” and Kjell Höglund’s “Genesarets sjö” on På spåret (SVT) yesterday together with Augustifamiljen.

The performance was recorded in November as Eva wrote on Twitter.

High and Dry

Genesarets sjö

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More demos available on Spotify!

As previously mentioned, EMI Finland informed in a press release that there would be a 3CD version of Eva Dahlgren’s compilation “Tid – Urval av sånger 1980 till nu” which would include 1 CD with 17 demos. While there is still no date for the release of this special edition, the 17 demos – consisting of the 10 Eva already released in Summer plus 7 new – can already be listened to on Spotify.

Enjoy! (Scroll to track number 33 to start with the demos)

Sticky: Eva Dahlgren’s tour has started in Finland! Collection of pictures and articles.

Eva Dahlgren kicked off the tour “Eva Dahlgren live 23 sånger” yesterday, October 4th, in Turku, Finland. The tour will take Eva and her band across Finland, Sweden and Norway in October and November. If you haven’t got tickets yet, it’s time to check this post out!

I will try to collect links to pictures and articles in this post.

Interviews

Interview on ÖP

Interview from Gefle Dagblad – Gävle

Interview from Arbetarbladet

new – Information about the visuals / videos during the concert

new – Interview from Djungeltrumman.se

Concert reviews

Review of concert in Helsinki in HBL

Review from Expressen – Örebro (3/5)

Review from Meny.nu – Örebro  (4)

Review from Örebro – SVD

Review from Örebro – Aftonbladet (4/5) and pictures

Review from – Västerås – VLT

Review from Gävle – Gefle Dagblad (5)

Review from Gävle – Arbetarbladet (4)

new – Review from Borås

new – Review from Göteborg – GP (3)

Pictures

Pictures of the rehearsals in Stockholm and soundcheck and premiere in Turku.

Maria Manelius pictures from Turku.

Pictures from Helsinki by Tiia Santavirta

Pictures from Örebro – Rockfoto.nu

new – Pictures from Göteborg – Rockfoto.nu

Eva Dahlgren releases new compilation

A new compilation with the title “Tid – Urval av sånger 1980 till nu” will be released in Northern Europe countries on September 26th (SWE) /  28th (FIN). The compilation will include 2 CDs with the following tracks:

CD1

01 Du
02 Bara ibland
03 Sår
04 Egoism
05 Häxorna
06 Jag vill ha dej
07 Blackheart
08 Vill du
09 Guldgrävarsång
10 En plats på jorden
11 Skönheten och Befriaren
12 Ängeln i rummet
13 Stay
14 Ung och stolt
15 Jag klär av mej naken
16 Mitt liv

CD2

01 Jag är Gud
02 Kom och håll om mej
03 Gunga mig
04 Lev så
05 Vem tänder stjärnorna
06 Drömmarna och muren
07 Ja
08 Sand
09 För att du är här
10 När en vild röd ros slår ut doftar hela skogen
11 Jorden är ett litet rum
12 Det som bär mig nu
13 De modigas sång
14 Så härlig är jorden
15 Snö
16 Ingen är som jag

EMI Finland informs on this press release that there will also be a special edition of this compilation with 3CDs. The 3rd CD should feature 17 demos (probably the 10 previously released this summer plus 7 new). There is yet no play list or release date for this special edition.

Eva Dahlgren releases 10 demos on Spotify

Eva Dahlgren has released a digital album exclusively on Spotify called “10 Demo” which contains demos of 10 of her songs from “Snö” and “Petroleum och tång”.

This is the tracklist of the digital album:

  1. Så härligt är jorden
  2. Varje dag
  3. Skuggorna faller över mig
  4. När jag såg dig *
  5. Syre och eld *
  6. Petroleum och tång *
  7. Det som var viktigt då *
  8. Det allra största ljuset *
  9. Vi säger ingenting *
  10. Det som bär mig nu

The songs marked with a * can only be heard if you have a Spotify Premium account. Spotify usually offers a 30-day free trial, so it might be time to try it out.

 

There is also a video of “Skuggorna faller över mig” on YouTube.

And a short video promoting the album