Up until a few years ago, Karin Ström's music was only available in digital formats. Thanks to a dedicated fan who set up a fundraising campaign to release Karin's first and last full-length album on vinyl, August 2019 saw the release of En saga om en sten and Till allt som varit dött on vinyl. Here you can order both LPs and also buy some previously released CDs. Two sheets of handwritten lyrics, created for the campaign, is also available for sale. Let us know in the comment field if you want Karin to sign the records.
Born in the small town of Kristianstad, Sweden, Karin moved to London as a 20-year-old where she started to record home-made demos with a classic singer/songwriter sound. One of these demos eventually reached Nettwerk America, who offered her a deal and financed the recording of an album. For the release, Karin moved to Los Angeles and the five track EP Karin Ström was released, but a couple of months later she got dropped. Karin decided to move back to Stockholm, where she started her own label and learned how to produce her own music.
In April 2006, the first sample of Karin's new electronica sound was released, Sneda ögons EP. During the following summer Karin recorded her debut album, En saga om en sten, released in January 2007. Karin's second album, Fantomhalvan, was released in January 2010. In 2013, Karin recorded a few songs with lyrics in English about cities – New York, Los Angeles, Montreal and Stockholm – with Brooklyn-based producer Mark Ephraim and local musicians.
In November 2018, after a five-year hiatus, Karin's third full-length Till allt som varit dött album was released, again with her typical 80's-inspired electronic sound and Swedish lyrics.
FAST & CHEAP
"It measures up the works of Eva Dahlgren"
Johan Lindqvist, Göteborgsposten, about Till allt som varit dött
"Karin Ström writes modern love songs beyond the clichés (...) tender and chilling at once"
Anders Jaderup, Sydsvenskan, about Fantomhalvan
"A collection of precise and beautiful pop songs"
Jan Gradvall, DI Weekend, about En saga om en sten