Although we already established that she is from Sweden, you may notice that Victorias lyrics are written in English. Her explanation, "Swedish is really hard to rhyme and it's too scary, also, to write in Swedish.
"The album sounds like a quiet forest in winter," said Sarah Tomlinson, a music critic for The Boston Globe and L.A. Times. "You feel like it's a hushed mood. Shes telling these stories, or singing these lullabies, and you sort of have to draw in close to listen. Thats what makes it so appealing."
[image-1]Against the warnings of the Swedish government because they couldn't guarantee her safety, Taken By Trees recorded the second L.P. in Pakistan. Although while in the studio, the electricity would go off for an hour every three hours, the 32 minute long East of Eden was released September 08, 2009.
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Taken By Trees doesn't have any dates scheduled because well, she can't afford it. Do you have any ideas on how to help make it happen?
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Taken By Trees rocks.
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