Frida Hyvönen is an incisive, piano-based Swedish songwriter with a passionate bite and a voice like an icicle that cuts deep. Recorded in the legendary Atlantis studio in Stockholm, her debut record Until Death Comes has a raw, first-person intimacy not dissimilar to Joni Mitchell’s Blue or Carole King’s Tapestry, but with an extra edge of toughness.
Loved in her home country, she’s is streadily making waves around the world, touring in support of country-mates Jens Lekman, Jose Gonzalez and The Concretes (who originally released Until Death Comes in Scandinavia on their own Licking Fingers imprint). in the US, Frida’s music is released by American mega-indie Secretly Canadian (home to Antony & The Johnsons, Jens Lekman and many others).
Frida also contributed the soundtrack to contemporary Swedish dance piece Pudel (translation – Poodle) which stars nine humans and 5 performing poodles. Pudel was released on CD in Sweden only by Licking Fingers in 2007.
Now, Frida is releasing her second album Silence Is Wild, a lush and full-bodied counterpart to the piano based minimalism of Until Death Comes. With lavish arrangements of strings, synths, backing vocals and drums, Frida’s songs soar to new heights.