The Umeå (SWE) songwriter and musician Ewa Wikström started her winding road in the music world at the age of 13 as a drummer in her first band. She continued her journey experiencing music in a variety of ways from singing in choirs in small town Sweden, to being a street-musician in Spain. She released her debut album “Landing” on May 8th following the release of the single “Dive In” on April 9th.
Queenfish & Other tales album “Landing” is that journey to the core of one self.
The tales of her instruments and vocals leads the listener to confront the moment in its beauty and crudity, asking you to wake up, to break out and to look inside.
When asked what genre this album falls into, Ewa herself calls it Indie-fusion. In truth, the strong lyrics together with a multi-layer instrumental performance evokes a new experience on its own that quickly makes the listener forget the boundary of genre.
Ewa has played with several bands since that first grungeband, preforming a as drummer, trumpeter, accordionist and lead singer. Her music has moved her around Sweden and Europe, through pop, jazz, world, rock and cinematic music. Early in 2010 she was encouraged to record something of her own, and so she did! The EP “Beginning of Times” came to life in a Barcelona recording studio. With an extended version of that EP, Ewa toured Europe the summer of 2010 and received great acclaim from both audience and press.
“Landing” is Queenfish & Other tales first full-length album. It is the sum-up of two years of creative expressions influenced by touring, traveling through Argentina, turning 30 and moving to a small cabin in the north of Sweden. These ingredients came together and brought Ewa to finding herself on this musical path, at this time, in this place and has given her debut album its name. The album was recorded in a faraway studio in Västerbotten.