Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sister Act: First Aid Kit

For the past two months, the beautiful serenades of young Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg have come with me all over Toronto on multi-hour strolls through the brisk fall days. The more I walk around this city, kicking through the piles of leaves, the more I fall wholeheartedly in love with it.

And, the more I fall in love with this duo - also crooning under the musical moniker First Aid Kit - and their mature folk ballads. Their incredible sound, consisting of melodies so polished and beyond their years, garnered the attention of those organizing the Polar Music Prize awards two years in a row. Performing for Paul Simon and Patti Smith consecutively, the harmonically effortless pair and their revival folk releases - especially the rustic, yodelling singles "Emmylou" and "Wolf" - are destined for the limelight.

Here's a taste of a First Aid Kit cover and performance of my second favourite Simon and Garfunkel song, "America," at the 2011 Polar Music Awards. Beautiful.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Nice rendition. I guess I know what I'll be Youtubing tonight.