Here is an incredibly talented singer/songwriter straight from Gotland, Swedens
largest island, in the middle of the Baltic Sea. Tobias Froberg is one of the
many musicians who have been inspired by the natural beauty and peaceful lifestyle
of an island that has long been home to artists for generations.
Perhaps, it is the islands rich history, or its unique geographical location
in this world that contributed to Tobias taste and talent for creating music.
Or perhaps he would have been the amazing musician that he is, regardless of time
Really, the point
is that there is something very special and mysterious about his songs, and
even if is just for the sake of making this a little more interesting, I personally
would like to think that Gotland had something to do with it!
His US debut record,
Somewhere in the City, is one of the finest singer/songwriter releases I have
come across in a long time. It is simple, both in creation and production. Tobias
delicate arrangements and his intimate vocals take you back to a time when good
music was valued for how it made you feel and not for its glossy production.
In The Features
of a Human Face, it almost feels like a friend playing a tune somewhere
in your living room. And he carries over that mood to his haunting duet with
Ane Brun on Love and Misery a track that was in fact recorded
at Tobias apartment. Other favorites on the album are Gods
Highway, Oh My Love, and Forever Is Just A Word In a
Love Song, and Thank You.
Somewhere in the
City has received rave reviews and his album opener, When The Night Turns
Cold, is currently the theme of Panasonics TV advertising campaign
in Europe. Stay tuned for Tobias U.S. tour dates in the coming months.