The Swedish winter is long and cold, but Sarah Dawn Finer already has plans to warm it up. Her new album  “Vinterland” (“Winterland”) will play on seasonal themes, and Sarah says it’s going to be a little bit melancholic. It’s hard to imagine SDF going all dark and gloomy. I mean, how melancholic can a schlager queen like her get? But if she does, it will be an extreme makeover to remember! She’ll unveil the new style on November 7, when the new album hits the shelves. Sarah will then embark on a 13-city tour of Sweden.

Sarah must really love winter, since it’s her second winter-related album. In 2010 she released the Christmas album “Winterland”, which was a huge success. It reached #2 on the Swedish charts.

“Vinterland” will all be in Swedish and is going to include original songs and covers of Sarah’s favorite winter tunes. “I wanted to record new, original songs, and collaborate with other artists, but at the same time wanted to interpret some traditional Swedish winter songs,” she says.

Among these new versions is a cover of the Swedish Christmas song “Jul jul” (“Christmas Christmas”) which will be sung as a duet with Stephen Simmonds. A lot of Melodifestivalen-related artists have covered the song in the past, including Sanna Nielsen, Shirley Clamp and Sonja Aldén in their 2010 Christmas album Vår Jul. There’s also a cover of “Valborg” by Håkan Hellström, which Sarah sang on the TV show “Musikhjälpen” (Music aid) in 2013. The album also includes interesting collaborations like a song written for Sarah by the Swedish singer and song writter Laleh, who has never written a song for another artist untill now. Another collaboration is a Swedish version of the Tori Amos song “Winter”.

During her concert tour, which kicks off on 28 November, Sarah will sing songs from both “Vinterland” and the 2010 album “Winterland”, joined by a 5 piece band on stage. “It will be a tour for everyone who wants to escape the cold and dark winter months for a while, and get to share musical warmth with a great band playing fantastic songs that are both beautiful, sometimes melancholy, and other times, very hopeful,” she says.

If you’ll be in Sweden around November, you might want to buy a ticket for one of her shows here!

 

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George
5 years ago

@ Damien
You mean ” if she is a singer then i am a turtle”, but you’re so idiot that you want to offend someone else and the only thing you manage is to humiliate yourself. And if you were an animal you would be an asshole.

damien
damien
5 years ago

if she is singer then me is a turtle lol

George
5 years ago

@ Charles

WOOOOOOOW. Is there an artist of today that you really like???
#speechless

Charles
Charles
5 years ago

The most remarkable Swedish ARTIST ever to grace us with her talent … I am proud of being her fan and looking forward to her upcoming Swedish xmas album, considering how wonderful her English one was. And a big plus: covering my all time favourite Tori Amos song in Swedish “Winter”. I’m over the moon with this … She’s too damn good for an Eurovision that insists in remaining under the shadow on music non-credibility, I fully understand her refusal to take part of MF a third time as a performer.

vvg
vvg
5 years ago

She should represent Sweden in ESC, with some kind of a power ballad. She has an amazing voice, and we all know she would like to sing for Sweden in ESC, I think she participated in Melodifestivalen once or twice.

David
David
5 years ago

Sarah is an amazing singer!