A sucker for the soft coo of female singers, as well as swedish indie pop, I was super excited when Victoria Bergman - aka Taken By Trees, (formerly of The Concretes and, of course, featured in Peter Bjorn and John's "Young Folks") - released her latest album, Open Field, last week. Since then, it has quickly become one of my favorite records of the year so far. It's soft and warm like your favorite hoody on a breezy summer's night near the water, and as comforting as the ebb and flow of the ocean. Here's what Victoria has to say:
Here we are at the verge of summer, letting the soft air stroke our skin and the verdure caress our minds. I honestly couldn't think of a more beautiful moment for finally setting Open Field free. It feels solemn and kind of bittersweet. I am now handing it over to you all to have and to hold. Please hold hard, dearest ones. It is no longer mine alone and that is where the bittersweet feeling comes in. Like those early strawberries I tried the other day or forcing myself to jump into the cold but oh so refreshing water. I hope you will take care of Open Field and treat it as a friend through all seasons. May it nourish your imagination to get inspired to try new ways.
By for now,
Peep the incredible video for "Lost & Found" below (it'll make you feel like your lost on a really foreign island). You can download the track too!
Taken By Trees- Lost and Found