Friday, January 18, 2013

Music: First Aid Kit

Today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite singing duos-- the sisters Johanna and Klara Soderberg from Sweden, known as First Aid Kit. Their close melodies and folk style are just beautiful and mesmerizing and they've been compared to another one of my favorite bands-- Fleet Foxes. In fact, it was a cover of a Fleet Foxes song posted on the internet that first gave the sisters international attention:

  And while this is an amazing cover, their original music is just as beautiful and lovely-- and it's also in English. First Aid Kit's latest album, The Lion's Roar, is a folky feast of bittersweet songs, that are shockingly mature for such a young pair, but their voices make it feel true and honest.

This is my favorite song from the album, called "Emmylou" it is remarkably 'Americana' and country sounding-- even featuring mentions of American legends 'Emmylou', 'June', 'Johnny' and 'Graham.'

I highly suggest giving them a listen and I look forward to many more future albums from these girls~


  1. I had forgotten how much I love their "Emmy Lou" song. This is my favorite of all that they sing. They are an interesting pair and I love their openness to so much in the world and special issues. They are quite talented!

  2. I love, love, love First Aid Kit! Their harmonies are fantastic. I first heard about them through their cover of "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song," too. (Fleet Foxes are awesome!!!)