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.
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.