One of Sweden's best kept secrets, the singer-songwriter I'm Kingfisher is set to return with his third album Transit, which is due for release on April 13 on vinyl, CD and digitally via the newly started Stockholm based label Fading Trails Recordings. Transit follows to acclaimed records, Arctic and Avian, which received rave reviews in his native Sweden as well as from international publications such as Uncut and on Transit we find I'm Kingfisher at his most stripped down and intimate yet.
Behind the I'm Kingfisher moniker is the Swedish musician Thomas Jonsson, who's been honing his craft since the early 2000s, first recording under his given name before turning into the Kingfisher in 2010, and touring around the world, with over 600 shows under his belt. Transit was initially recorded by Jonsson on his own, recording both vocals and guitar simultaneously in full takes, with long-time producer Carl Edlom, before having some of Sweden's finest musicians adding their touches to it with Christian Kjellvander, Martin Hederos, Helena Arlock and Klabbe Hörngren being among the guests.
"I wanted to give this album time, and time came to be a big part of it. Transit is my sixth solo album and my first truly stripped down one. While I've been collecting the songs for this album I've seen people both depart and arrive. Events and plans that ended and became something else, a feeling and a movement that fascinates me a lot."
released April 13, 2018
Released by Fading Trails Recordings worldwide, distributed by Redeye Worldwide.
Under exclusive license from Kite Recordings.
Thomas Jonsson - Vocals, guitars
Martin Hederos - Piano (5,6) Wurlitzer (1), Moog (2), organ (5)
Christian Kjellvander - Electric Guitar (9)
Klas-Henrik Hörngren - Synthesizers (1)
Helena Arlock - Cello (2,3)
Maria Larsson - Viola (4,9), violin (4)
Elina Johansson - Vocals (1,6)
Irya Gmeyner - Vocals (10)
Anna-Stina Jungerstam - Vocals (11)
Carl Edlom - Vocals, guitars, bass, piano, synthesizers, percussion, field recordings
Produced by: Carl Edlom
Artwork by: Kristian Ingers