Our favorites are a mix of older traditionals and more contemporary folk songs written by poets and folk singers in the 19th century - but all are songs that we grew up with and draw much inspiration from in our musical work, and have now decided to record in our own arrangements. We wanted to make a record that feels like when we sing these songs together in our home, just for our own enjoyment. Originally the idea was a pet project - to make an album for our unborn grandchildren - but the project got more and more ambitious as we started re-arranging and recording. These songs have a power that stays alive through the centuries, and which is closely linked to the Scandinavian minimalism and melancholy. It has been such a joy to spend serious time with them again and get to know them even better! Elsa: The lyrics are tender and loving but also subtly demanding - asking Veronika to wake up and understand something.