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SWEDISH AMERICANA DUO THYRA RELEASES NEW EP NAMED STOCKHOLM TENNEESSEE
On May 13 2022 Swedish husband and wife Americana duo will be releasing their brand new EP Stockholm Tennessee as a follow up to their previous album Nashville Songs & Stories. Storytelling continues to be the common thread but the sound is a little rougher and not so polished.
The duo continues to divide their time between Nashville and Sweden and as soon as the border opened, after being closed for over 2 years due to the pandemic, they jumped on a plane and went back to Nashville to see their friends.
The city they both love and have come to call their "second home" had changed after the horrific damage from the tornado in 2020 and the pandemic, but still somehow the the city managed to rise and is more vibrant than ever!
Nashville keeps being an endless source of inspiration for the couple! When they got back to Sweden they sat down and wrote the songs Some People, Stockholm Tennessee and Holding on is not enough in just two days! The EP came together with the co-writes Hold your heart written together with Canadian Country Artist Jason Blain and "This Love" written together with Chris Roberts and Jade Bayer.
The EP Stockholm Tennessee is released May 13
About the title: "All across the USA you'll find several places with a Swedish heritage and connection. But as far as we know there is no town here in Tennessee with a Swedish name so we played around with that idea and came up with Stockholm Tennessee."
About the single: Some People
"We wanted to write a positive song! A reflection on life and all that comes with it! The ups and downs, the wins and the losses. If you have been together as long as we have (25 years) it's inevitable that you do not shape each other, we believe that we make each other better and that's what this song is about."
Photo: Nikola Stankovic
This husband and wife duo has been playing and writing music together for over 25 years! For the last decade they have been taking their kids and guitars so many times across the ocean they've lost track and their love affair with Music City is only getting deeper and deeper!
The album Nashville Songs & Stories was released in the spring of 2020 and multiple songs from the album was played frequently on the radio among others the single Witchcraft. The song Fighting another day was chosen by Swedish DN culture media to the "best weekly" and over 40 million people has listened to Witchcraft on Youtube. The song "Why we work" was picked up by several European radiostations and their music has been featured in several tv shows.
The duo received gold and platinum records for their cover versions of Robyns Dancing on my own and Katy Perrys Firework as well as their own soulful Since You’ve been gone!.
Photo. Nikola Stankovic
MUSIC & LYRICS
Stockholm Tennessee, Some People & Holding On Is Not Enough
Karin Thyr Eriksson & Göran Eriksson
Hold Your Heart
Karin Thyr Eriksson, Göran Eriksson, Jason Blain
Karin Thyr Eriksson, Göran Eriksson, Chris Roberts, Jabe Bayer
Karin Thyr Eriksson & Göran Eriksson
Drums & Percussion
Bass & Harmonies
Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Electric Guitar, Dobro, Mandoline & Percussion
Strings & Strings Arrangement on Hold Your heart
Göran Eriksson & Karin Thyr Eriksson
EP COVER CREDITS
Photo: Nikola Stankovic @nikolastankovicphoto
Hair & Make Up by; Karoline @makeuptruck.se
Artwork by: Karin Thyr Eriksson
Clothes: Plain Vanilla
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