Sarah Riedel/Common Creature

Sarah Riedel/Common Creature

 Stockholm, Stockholm, SWE
BandAlternativePop

Common Creature is characteristic; elegant and emotional. Pure and contemplative songs, unpretentious chamber music reduced to the essentials. Riedel‘s brilliant voice blends into dancing and swinging bass lines, lyrics and music express zest for life and happiness together with melancholy.

Biography

Sarah Riedel´s pop influenced jazz music is a world full of details in wich the musicians sensitively approaches the very essence of the music. Sarah Riedel lets the lyrics come out and leave their mark on the music; the poetic and the bizzare provides her debut solo cd "Memories of a lost lane" with both character and strength.

Sarah Riedel has for some years now gotten much attention as a singer. In February she was nominated for the Swedish Radio’s prestigious "Jazzkatten" Award. She was Grammy nominated in Sweden for her participation on the jazz album Hemligheter på vägen and was awarded the Sten A Ohlsson cultural grant in 2008. Audience and critics have given her unified praise and the reception has also been very favorable internationally; she has toured countrys such as Japan, Belgium and Finland.

April 13 2010 Sarah Riedels debut album consisting of solely original material was released. Sarah has done it brilliantly; the music, sometimes beautiful, sometimes bold and tense, is very current. Memories of a lost Lane holds great expectations; this detailed album speaks strongly for that Sarah Riedel, with her natural presence on stage and her musical integrity, will go far.

Lyrics

This is

Written By: Sarah Riedel

I was caught under the water, beneath it, drowning in the lake. My fingers pushed, with my arms I pulled to bring back the air.

Crawling out of nightmares, pithced from the quiet sound. Far from home.

Since you left the house it's empiness has hurt. Going upstairs again. Thinking of You.

Waking early, listening to birdsongs. Watching the curtains brighten like cotton washed too hard.

Crawling out of nightmares, pithced from the quiet sound. Far from home.

Since you left the house it's empiness has hurt. Going upstairs again. Thinking of You.

On and on again I'm thinking...

I was caught under the water, beneath it, drowning in the lake. Thinking of you.

I believe in Autumn

Written By: Sarah Riedel

Shimmering partys, with shimmering lights. It's in the air this October - some kind of release.

I open my window, I lean on the sound. It's in the air this October, with feet on the ground.

I'm clapping my hands each morning so loudly, helping away the longing.

It's been a long time from May to September, I know. But the days grow short when you reach September.

Shimmering partys, with shimmering lights. It's in the air this October - some kind of release.

'm clapping my hands each morning so loudly, helping away the longing.

Coolness

Written By: Sarah Riedel

Don't fall down now - be careful with your heart now
Let your body be here on the floor

Don't look back now - a thousand little pieces won't help you at all

I hear a sad heart's song
I'm humming a sad heart's song

Just be brave now - be careful with yourself now
Let your memories be here on the floor

Don't look back now - a thousand little pieces won't help you at all

I hear a sad heart's song
I'm humming a sad heart's song

Discography

Common Creature - 2011
Cornelis VS Riedel - 2011
Riedel/Skokic/Svensson - 2011
Memories of a lost lane - 2010
Hemligheter på vägen - 2008
Trollringen - 2004
Fri som en fågel - sent 90-tal
Nu sjunger Näktergalen - tidigt 90-tal
Lilla Ungen min - tidigt 90-tal
Till Amanda - tidigt 90-tal
Världens bästa Astrid - 1987