Frida Hyvönen

Frida Hyvönen is an incisive, piano-based Swedish songwriter with a passionate bite and a voice like an icicle that cuts deep.


 

Frida Hyvonen's songwriting 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. Over three albums and numerous collaborations, Frida has become an icon in her home country (most recent album To The Soul was recorded with Abba's Benny Andersson). In the US she has toured with the compatriots Jens Lekman, Jose Gonzalez and The Concretes and released albums on 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. Chapter released Frida's first two albums Until Death Comes (2005) and Silence Is Wild (2008), and brought Frida to Australia for a tour in 2010.