We caught up with Sofia Talvik to hear about her background and her thoughts on SXSW 2012.

We all know the Swedes can write a mean pop songs – but what about folk songs? Well, one artist is nonchalantly transferring the charm and fun found in most pop songs into sweet, acoustic twang. Sofia Talvik, brings bubbly blonde ambition to this raw and often quiet genre with a captivating breath of fresh air.

Sofia Talvik is the next rising star from Sweden. She has emerged like a lady of the forest, bringing a new interesting side to folk music. Where other artists surrender to the mainstream, Sofia makes her own paths through the musical underbrush of today.

Is this your first time at SXSW?

This is the fourth year in a row I’ve been invited to play sxsw and the third time I’m actually playing. It’s the first time playing solo though.

What have you enjoyed most about being in America?

I’ve been on tour since December so I’m about 3 months into my two year US tour. What I’ve enjoyed the most is meeting a lot of wonderful people. We’ve been invited to people’s homes for dinner, parties and stuff. People here are really friendly.

What are you looking most forward to?

Sxsw is my favorite festival because it’s just so crazy. I look forward to randomly discovering new great music, hanging out in the sun and having a good time playing!

Are there any bands you look forward to seeing?

Every year I’ve been to sxsw there have been a couple of bands I really wanted to see but not this year. I think I have to go over the schedule again to see if I missed something. But usually the best bands are the ones you get to discover.

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