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Astrid Swan

Astrid Swan is a Finnish songwriter, performer and author. Between 2005 and 2020, she has released six solo albums as well as a series of collaborations with other artists. Swan's albums have been released in Finland, the United States, England, Germany and Scandinavia. Swan has toured extensively in Europe as well as the United States. The seventh album is expected to be released in the fall and a foretaste of the upcoming Swan production came on May 14th when the album single "Silvi's Dream" was released. The singer describes the song as a study of transient moments of care between mothers and children. The song moves from falling asleep to a future where children and mothers separate. The song defends the eternal essence of non-materiality and the comforting effect of the pop song. Similar themes of sleep, death and intangibility will be heard more on the upcoming album.

 

Swan gets inspiration from the American singer-songwriter tradition, the present and past of pop music, weaving influences from her habitat in the northern hemisphere into her compositions. As a lyricist, she is a skilled poetic storyteller. Swan’s sixth solo album From the Bed and Beyond won the prestigious Teosto Award in 2018. The same year, the record was nominated for the Scandinavian Nordic Music Prize, which awards the best album of the year. Swan herself worked as a record producer, recorder and mixer of the album.

 

“Swan is a performer that possesses the theatrical charisma to captivate her audience.  The musical smarts to hit the pop hooks and the technical competence to arrange it all perfectly.”  (WYMA)

Booking: Maija Kaarna

Production: Vilhelmiina Viitaniemi

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