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Tomorrow! Sophie Zelmani 2018 China Tour
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029Sophie Zelmani (born 12 February 1972 as Sophie Edkvist) is a female singer-songwriter from Stockholm, Sweden who debuted in 1995 with the single Always You. Her music is quite unique in Swedish music history, since it's based on the American singer/songwriter tradition. Sophie also appears on the Dawson's Creek soundtrack with her ballad, I'll Remember You and has since recorded 7 albums.

webwxgetmsgimg 3Upon recording a few songs at a local studio, she decided to send the demos to three record companies, with no special expectations. Soon Sony Sweden gave her a phone call and offered her a record deal. At this stage, she had never played in front of an audience. Sophie started to record her self-titled debut album in 1995. The album was produced and arranged by Lars Halapi, a long time collaborator who has subsequently worked on all her material.

webwxgetmsgimg 6She was awarded a Grammy at the Swedish Grammy awards as Best Newcomer in 1995, she was also nominated for Best Female Pop Singer. Her album managed Gold status both in Sweden and Japan. After promoting her debut in the US, she finally started to work on her new album in the Autumn of 1997. This second effort entitled Precious Burden came the following year. Since the turbulence of the first album release, Zelmani has started saying no to interviews and only embarks on tour for short periods of time.
 

The third, fourth and fifth albums, Time to Kill (1999), Sing and Dance (2002) and Love Affair (2003) quickly followed. Ten years after her debut she released a best-of album titled A Decade Of Dreams which also included two new tracks.

webwxgetmsgimg 7Further albums released after this 'best of' are: Memory Loves You (2007), The Ocean and Me (2008), I'm The Rain, (2010), Soul (2011).
 

Zelmani has also contributed music to the TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Dawson's Creek". Her cover of Bob Dylan's "Most Of The Time" appears on the soundtrack to "Masked and Anonymous", and also on the album Cohen - The Scandinavian Report.

webwxgetmsgimg 9Her song "Stand By" appeared in the film "Independence Day" (1996). Her song "Always You" appeared in the film "My Best Friend's Wedding" (1997).
 

Sophie Zelmani in Tianjin
2018 China Tour
苏菲•珊曼妮 2018巡回演唱会

Date: Saturday, June 9th
Time: 19:30
Price: 80¥ - 532¥
Venue: Tianjin Jinwan Grand Theater
天津津湾大剧院
Tel: 400 185 8666

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0292Tickets pick up at the entrance of the theater.
 

苏菲·珊曼妮,并不是一个鼎鼎大名的民谣大腕,所以没听过她的名字也不奇怪。不过如果你尚且算一个音乐爱好者的话,你一定听过她写的歌。

别笑我说话太武断,王菲的《乘客》听过么?或许你要说这也不算王菲海量作品里的热门;那赵雷的《家乡》总该是听过的吧。《乘客》原曲为珊曼妮的《Going Home》,《家乡》原曲来自珊曼妮的《Breeze》。
 

但作曲甚至都算不上这位北欧民谣精灵的最长处,因为她那音色独特的嗓音,实在太让人过耳不忘了。每跟朋友安利起她,我都会说,这算是精灵在人间的好嗓音了,不唱民谣算你球人的损失。
 

不过幸好,她不光唱了民谣,还一唱就是半辈子。

020这位斯德哥尔摩少女从1995年于索尼唱片发行首支单曲开始,抱一把吉他到现在,一唱就是二十几载。其间出了十多张专辑,不温不火,却也算是很多小众民谣爱好者的心头好。
 

自2014年上一张专辑之后,2017年三月她发行了个人第十一张录音室专辑《My Song》,如此简洁直白的专辑名,如其人如其音乐。

021珊曼妮这张专辑延续近年来几张专辑的思路,不做繁复的编曲。依然是以旋律简单隽永的民谣吉他为底,配上简单的钢琴器乐编排,特意留白突出独特的人声,最多加些铃鼓、和声让音乐活泼跳跃一些,就足够好听了。
 

sophie zelmani《My Song》专辑封面
022新专辑算不得惊艳,音乐性并不似去年最受好评的民谣专辑保罗西蒙那张《Stranger to Stranger》似万花筒般繁富、绚丽、耀眼。
 

这张《My Song》,若你只是偶然播放到,它甚至是有些素淡,稍缺惊喜。这也许并不是一张适合新粉入坑的专辑,但实实在在是一张写给“珊曼妮音乐”的老朋友们每两三年规律性日常的问候之作。
 

幸好,像我这样的老粉在这张新专辑里得到了喜欢的歌,比如专辑中的《I Wonder》。简单的歌词、直白的爱情追问,但配上她的声音就是耐听的。

023我曾把珊曼妮比作柠檬水,其人其音乐都是如此,并非入口甘甜却最适合常年相伴。
 

感谢我柠檬水般的民谣女神珊曼妮带了一首夏夜赶走心中燥热烦闷必备新歌,让我们相信她依然有写出好歌的能力。请幻想自己吹着海风坐着摇椅海上灯火处飘来一个女声唱着这首歌。
 

看她的样子你就会明白,我所说的珊曼妮的音乐世界与其人是高度统一的。这样初遇惊艳、再听抓耳勾魂又高级有质感、反复听还依然能舒服耐听的优质民谣嗓,刚好就是一副眼神干净又神秘的精灵样子。

024我们的北欧民谣精灵算不上是一个惊才绝艳的天才音乐人,她的音乐更像是做生活记录,像普通人写博客发心情一样;她谱曲写词,然后弹着吉他唱出来,带着一点点生活的诗意,一点点深情、失落或忧郁的日常情绪。
 

2011年她发行专辑《soul》后,开始新一波巡演时接受采访,曾谈起过她对做专辑到巡演这个周而复始的循环的想法,和这些事情对她的影响和改变。

025尽管适应民谣歌手这个身份已经二十余年了,珊曼妮依然保持着北欧人特有的天然慵懒,她将出新专辑之后惯有的巡演看作是“因为几首歌曲而飞到世界各地,这是疯狂的”,她对此有些迷茫。但幸好渐渐地她不再反感这些十分辛劳奔忙的巡演,反而慢慢越来越喜欢路途中留下的回忆。
 

写歌→录制专辑→发专辑→巡演,尤其对于每两三年交出一张作品二十年来极其规律不间断的珊曼妮,是一个持续的循环。

026很多音乐人在此过程中慢慢消耗自己,迟早就疲废掉了,但幸好珊曼妮在老去中找到了乐于此间的方法——每次循环每张新专辑本身都看作是一次小确幸的胜利。
 

而我们可有的小确幸,大概是她还愿意全世界演现场,且我们遇上的珊曼妮还算不上老,嗓音还没见衰退,依然具有北国精灵的神采,不用只在过去的唱片里听一把她不似在人间的好嗓音。
 

苏菲珊曼妮一向是亚洲区友好型音乐人,自从上次来过中国之后,这次巡演也没落下中国站。不论哪个城市,我想你不应该错过这样一生必听一次的北欧女声民谣现场。

027这旋律太柔软深情,愁思从心底爬起。爱、情感,贯穿人们的生活,像空气与水一般自然,是苏菲创作的灵感来源。对于苏菲而言,从过往经历和情感中找寻灵感已经是一种寄托般的本能,这大概与她童年父母离异的经历有关,借由创作抚平内心的创伤。她以一种奇异而清新的声音,诠释着小的,大的,点点滴滴的情感,轻轻地叙述着陈年旧事,诉说着小小的梦想,淡淡的忧伤。听者的纷乱思维也会因这絮语般的歌声渐渐的平静,被渐渐的温暖。
 

喜欢苏菲的人会喜欢她很久,一直循环着忘了时间,还记得在乐评里,有歌迷说听苏菲单曲循环了5000遍。深藏的孤独与悲伤轻易被她略带悲伤的声音召唤出,再被她的温柔治愈,那率性自由的灵魂、随心自我,属于一个人的世界清新完美,自给自恰,如树荫处落下的细密阳光,流过身体的流水,二十年不变的声音,唯美如梦。
 

2017年苏菲推出的新专辑《My Song》,在豆瓣“2017年度欧美民谣专辑”评选中位列第四名。创作二十多年,苏菲保持着创作的同时仍保持着浓烈的个人风格,她的世界里仿佛没有时间的概念。《My Song》仍是属于苏菲的治愈系调调,又有一些新元素的的加入,有些歌曲的加入和展开有让人怦然心动的感觉,温柔得让人无法抗拒。
 

岁月静好,大概就是在阳光下靠着躺椅抱本书,听着一如初见的苏菲,静静等着呱呱寄明信片带特产了。
 

2018年六月,苏菲将如期赴约,抱着吉他,带着新专,向你娓娓道来温暖的心事,你会在你的城市等她,享受这份模糊时间概念的约会?

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