Swedish folk rock pioneers GARMARNA have been selected as a Session II finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest 2020 and have also been chosen as a semi-finalist in the international songwriting competition! GARMARNA were recognized for the song “Dagen Flyr” in the world music category for each respective contest.
The full list of Session II finalists and more information on the John Lennon songwriting contest can be found HERE.
The full list of semi-finalists as well as more information on the international songwriting competition can be found HERE.
The revered song “Dagen Flyr” is taken from the band’s 2020 full-length, Förbundet, and can be heard below.
The visionary folk sounds of Sweden’s GARMARNA marry the past to the present on their captivating new album Förbundet. Förbundet (Swedish for connected) is an especially suitable title as their songs, which are inspired by traditional Swedish folk music and Scandinavian ballads, are played on acoustic instruments, and accented by a flourish of modern electronics such as beats, loops, and samples. The album, led by Emma Härdelin‘s spellbinding vocals and aided by the rich production of Christopher Juul (HEILUNG), allows the Grammis (Swedish Grammy) winning group to operate at the heights of their powers. GARMARNA has persevered for almost four decades now, and Förbundet further secures their legacy as one of the worldwide leaders of traditional Scandinavian folk music.