Swedish folk rock pioneers GARMARNA have been selected as a Session II finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest 2020 and have also been chosen as a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition! The band was recognized for the song “Dagen Flyr” in the world music category for each respective contest.
The full list of Session II finalists and more information on the John Lennon Songwriting Contest can be found HERE.
The full list of semi-finalists as well as more information on the International Songwriting Competition can be found HERE.
The revered song “Dagen Flyr” is taken from the band’s 2020 full-length, ‘Förbundet,’ and can be heard at THIS LOCATION.
The visionary folk sounds of Sweden’s GARMARNA marry the past to the present on their captivating new album ‘Förbundet.’ ‘Förbundet’ (Swedish for connected) is an especially apt title as their songs, inspired by traditional Swedish folk music and Scandinavian ballads, are played by acoustic instruments but accented by a flourish of modern electronics (beats, loops and samples). The album, led by Emma Härdelin’s spellbinding vocals and aided by the rich production of Christopher Juul (HEILUNG), see the Grammis (Swedish Grammy) winning group operating at the heights of their powers. GARMARNA has persevered for nigh on four decades now, and ‘Förbundet’ further secures their legacy as one of the worldwide leaders of traditional Scandinavian folk music.
‘Förbundet’ can be streamed, downloaded, and ordered HERE.