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Nov 24th, 2018 – Kulturgaraget, Avesta
Admission: Address:månsbovägen 12, avesta Time: 19:30
June 21st, 2018 – Dreamchaser’s Brewery
Admission: : N/A. Address:115 E. NORTH MAIN STREET, WAXHAW, NC28173 Time: 21:00
June 23rd, 2018 – Lake Norman, Mooresville (Charlotte)
Admission: Private Party: N/A. Mooresville, Charlotte Time: TBA
June 25th, 2018 – The Evening Muse
Admission: : N/A. Address:3227 N. Davidson St. Charlotte, NC Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
June 26th, 2018 – Moochies Tavern
Admission: Address:15060 Idlewild Rd, Matthews, NC 28104 Time: 6:30 pm
July 12th, 2018 – Erik Larsgården, Avesta
Admission: No age restriction: N/A. Brovallen, 775 96 Avesta Time: 14:00
July 13- 14th, 2018 – Rättviks Bowling & Krog, Rättvik
Admission: Address: Enåbadsvägen 2, 795 32 Rättvik Time: 19.00
July 19- 20th, 2018 – Rättviks Bowling & Krog, Rättvik
Admission: 18+ Address: Enåbadsvägen 2, 795 32 Rättvik Time: 19.00
Mars 17th, 2018 – Cozmoz, Borlänge
Support gala for Afrin Admission: No age restriction: Address: Engelbrektsgatan 34-36, 791 81 Borlänge Time: 19.00
Mars 31st, 2018 – Snöå bruk, Järna
Admission: No age restriction: Address: Snöån 9, Järna Time: 18.00-21.00
"His voice tears and soothes the soul, and opens up the inner-most feelings of the audience. "In the blue" is in radio play rotation now, and it is most well-deserving of that status. "
BJÖRN G STENBERG, Uppsala Nya Tidning
"Mattias' music is living breathing passion, sprinkled
with love and gritty authenticity. He burns for his
music, glowing like a beacon of folk music for the
21st century. A light that allows you to go home
musically and spiritually. Now it is only up to us to
follow him, and his voice, along the way back to
ourselves. A voice which finds no equal in the Swedish
folk music scene, you will find no better guide than
Ola Karlsson, Nöjesnytt
It’s about time for me to release yet another album… Through my entire life I’ve been searching for different contexts to confirm who I am and the world of music has never been an exception. Now, twelve years has passed since the release of my self-titled debut. I’ve been gaining attention among the Swedish radio channels, touring, performed live in TV and I’ve also released another two albums. No big break through yet but I’ve been having a good time anyway and I’m still thankful for the support from my followers.
I came to terms with a lot of things meanwhile I was writing the new album and again, the music became my wall of reflection. There was a time when I tried to connect to common beliefs of fame and fortune, which is celebrated by our materialistic society. Luckily I sobered up from these energies as I started to question my own values. After some time I found comfort in reaching out for the right reasons and it changed my perspective of what I’m doing for real. Nowadays I put a higher value into what I do. I’ve reached a greater insight of my needs to be present in the moment, weather I perform or writing songs. Otherwise music becomes meaningless and I could go of selling cars instead.
“Arvet” is the Swedish word for heritage and I inherited a lot of things from both my parents and ancestors. This includes things that I’m proud of but likewise matters which has been hard to handle. Most of the songs on my new album are self-biographical and they are the blue prints of my expeditions in the past. Through my upbringing I was taught not to dig in the past but it did not help. Instead it made me even more curious. As a matter of fact this quality of mine has been helping me to reconcile with my past. At last, if you’re not into Swedish I hope you will benefit from simply tuning in to the energy of these songs. Please feel free to drop me a line if there is anything you might wonder about concerning my music.
June 23rd Swedish singer-songwriter Mattias Lies released his fourth album “Arvet”, which is the Swedish word for heritage. The new album tells the story of a man who lost everything but gained even more in return. By the time of the release Mattias went to the United States for a smaller tour in North Carolina where he achieved a lot of credit from the audiences at the venues.
The first single “Till låns” is a country-flavored song that emphasizes the value of being true to yourself and to value our time together. It’s also a look at today’s society where short-termed thinking is celebrated in front of a more sustainable long-term thinking. “Till låns” means that we can’t take life for granted, it’s only a loan. The single was also setting a tone for the rest of the album. “Arvet” deals with a bygone era and inherited behaviour patterns. At the same time it’s also a declaration of love for a better life revealed beyond the shadows.
The grandfather of Mattias fought the Russians in the Finnish winter war (1939-1940) and barely survived. In order to forget the horrors he turned to alcohol and gambling until he became a strict Christian. Mattias’s Norwegian grandmother escaped the Nazis, as she was a member of the Norwegian resistance group. Mattias says;
“Physically they survived the trauma but the war left wounds. Wounds that my family has struggled to overcome ever since. Understanding the history of my ancestors made me see my own life in a bigger picture. As kids we’re being taught to play various roles and my part was to support the others and to balance the energies of our unstable family.”
But, pretending everything was ok became unbearable in the long run. This way of living was doomed and a paradigm was about to take place. Life was changing in an unpredictable way but everything wasn’t getting worse. The dream to move ahead was a guiding star. Mattias continues:
“What I thought was a great loss was actually a big gain, a change into a brighter future. Life gave me a second chance and I took it. My perspective has changed since I claimed the right to own my past.”
The new album “Arvet” reflects upon the history of Mattias Lies and in his poetic lyrics we feel comforted and energized. Role models like Tom Petty and Neil Young are still present in his music but now in a much more subtle way. The new song material is written in Swedish but influences can be heard from several musical worlds – folk pop mixed with rock music. Play-full music with the distinctive voice of Mattias brings a glowing energy that is contagious from the time the first note strikes.
“Arvet” was released June 23rd and the album is available at Spotify, ITunes/ Apple Music, and Amazon etc. The music agency Dalapop was supporting the project and they also released the album on their label Valley Music. The album is produced and recorded by Mattias with a helping hand from Magnus Bergman, who produced the earlier albums “Messages”(2008) and “Still believe in Lies”(2013). Magnus also made the mix and mastering in his studio Little Big Pink.