Helga Arvesten will scratch at your core and tug at your heart with her ever so soul charging music. This native Swede has spent most of her childhood and teen years traveling the world, living in a variety of places (Sri Lanka, South Africa, Laos, US). During those developing years Helga discovered the power of expressing herself through art and music, finding inspiration in her idols (David Bowie, Frida Kahlo). Struggling with insecurities, anxiety, and rootlessness, finding a way to express herself became the foundation for staying sane when feeling troubled. Tattooed on the right side of Helgas ribs sits a quote from one of her favorite songs “All the knives seem to lacerate your brain, I've had my share, I'll help you with the pain, you're not alone” ~ David Bowie ~ Rock `n´Roll Suicide.
Helgas music just like her art gives an insider look into this creators life. Holding a lot of complexity and stirring up emotions for the listener/viewer, but this of course is purposefully done. Helga thrives on the idea that anything you make must come from an honest place since this is the only way what we make can hold the power to change someone, only in an instant or maybe permanently.
Currently the songwriter/singer/producer lives in Stockholm, Sweden. This is where she conjures up new material and sounds. Helgas latest release was a trio of singles which like all her music kept the listener shivering and hoping in suspense as the blistering pop gently touched the ear.
Helga is set to release a new song in May of this year. Mixed and mastered by friend and co-producer Erik Berglund. The track itself tells of insecure and the fear of being left behind. A relationship can become a power struggle when insecurities are at play, I quote from the to be released song ´NEXT TO YOU´: “I'm nobodies fool, still want to wake up next to you, if you want me to, still in love with you”...
QUOTES FROM REVIEWS...
"2017 single from natural high talent Swedish vocalist Helga Arvesten will haunt you after the very first listen… "
CONTEMPORARY FUSION REVIEW
"The indie artist and the musical marvel of Stockholm, Sweden HELGA ARVESTEN has released the first of a trio of fab, super-shiny, new wave-inflected, electronic-pop singles. Helga Arvesten an ever-giving angelically-charged vocal aura…
The first of these, “Don’t Speak” scintillates with claw marks of pain and an ever-giving angelically-charged vocal aura that almost bursts into a plume of lustrous zirconium shivers."
"Helga Arvesten is likely to be one of the breakout indie stars of 2018 with her unique approach to classical vocal style, her clean musical lines and emotive lyrics."
ELLEN WOOD EP
"Based out of Stockholm, Sweden, Helga Arvesten incorporates her uniquely effective vocal presence with atmospheric pop songwriting, reaching majestic heights akin to Adele at points. The hypnotic effect of the piano rises alongside upticks in percussion and, at 02:12, an entry of Kate Bush-esque string-laden emotion. It’s a powerful build-up for a strong track and exemplary of Arvesten’s presence."
"Helga Arvesten is a Stockholm based singer whose unique voice and intensely artistic approach has earned her comparisons to artists like Kate Bush and Bjork."
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