Monday, December 8, 2008

frida hyvönen

After recommendations from both Too Much Apple Pie and Everett True, I decided to listen to Frida Hyvönen. Now I feel like I owe eternal gratitude for introducing me, like a blind date. Because songs like "Dirty Dancing" only come along on those rare occasions, like tiny flecks of gold in the ashes of coal that certain days at work feel like. Because those soaring "aaah, aah-aaahs" would not - still cannot - leave my mind, and all I want to do is play the song over and over again, with the occasional Ronettes song thrown in between plays. Because I don't expect a song to creep up so unassumingly yet consume me so quickly. In short: I LOVE THIS SONG.

I have just bought her album, Silence Is Wild, with its incredible photograph on the cover - her promo photos for this album carry me away as much as her music does. I am sure I will become equally as enamoured with an album's worth of beautiful stories as I am with track one.

Buy Silence Is Wild from Chapter Music.


Alistair Fitchett said...

i picked this up last week after reading ET's review on Plan B. It's pretty awesome, isn't it? I'm with ET on 'London' being my fave track - it's just so perfect.

alex said...

The entire album is amazing - I love being this consumed with a record. Her lyrics ring so true, yet carry me so far away.

Anonymous said...

The word that comes to mind when I think about Frida is "glorious." Her first album is well worth picking up too.


Anonymous said...

Ooooh, so great to see you all sharing love for this tremendous new Frida Hyvönen album.
I liked her debut album too, but this is just soooo special. I can't stop playing it. It's been a while since I've wanted to play a record on an endless timeloop.
I'm with Alistair (yes, I still miss Tangents, but isn't it great to know we share the same favourites without even knowing from eachother) on "London" being the absolute highlight on an album full of gems.


Kippers said...

London stood out for me immediately as well, but there are at least half a dozen songs that I love just as much now. The whole thing's terrific, really. My album of the year I think. x