Photo by Cato Lein
Sofia Härdig is a true heroine of rock & roll. Proving to walk various scales of the genre seamlessly, her latest single ‘Illuminate’ combines sparking electronica with a sleek new wave sound, finding Härdig comfortably at home, delivering ear-grabbing vocals, firm and commanding. Produced by Jari Haapalainen, ‘Illuminate’ is the leading single taken from her forthcoming album Changing The Order, landing April 20th.
Regarding the song, Sofia Härdig mentioned:
“I worked with the song ILLUMINATE alone in my studio for many long, lonesome nights. It was just the studio, the stars and I, while I played all the instruments, made the soundscape and recorded the single in solitude. Later, I invited over some friends to improvise over the track. Guitarist John Essing and bass player Mats Hellquist, both from the band ‘bob hund’, but also a classical pianist and cellist respectively, added parts to the soundscape of ILLUMINATE. I brought all the new recordings back into the studio – tore them apart, rebuilt them and made arrangements, as if I was a mad scientist in my lab. I then brought in Jari Haapalainen to produce the songs. The solitary fashion in which ILLUMINATE was crafted reflects the mood of the single.”