Rebekka Karijord is bringing her latest album, ‘Mother Tongue’, to London.
The Stockholm-based composer and performer plays Heath Street Baptist Church on 17 May.
The new LP, released earlier this year, was largely written after the arrival of Karijord’s first child, three months early. But it doesn’t just draw on the agony of almost losing her daughter, the album also deals with the time she spent on Hawaii during much of her pregnancy.
“The secluded feeling of being so far out in the ocean, the strong currents and non-control one is faced with when meeting the huge masses of water: these are good metaphors for the feelings I went through,” she explains.
“Being pregnant was such an amazing and freaky feeling at the same time. It’s another body, taking whatever it needs, regardless of my opinion.”
Recorded in Hawaii, Stockholm, and Oslo during 2015 and 2016, ‘Mother Tongue’ was produced and arranged by Karijord with co-producer and mixer Elias Krantz.
“I never know what my records are about until they’re almost done,” Karijord admits. “It´s like a subconscious collecting process, shooting arrows into the dark and then getting out there to see where they have landed. This time, however, it was a bit different.”