Palomino is the highly anticipated new album from First Aid Kit, the critically acclaimed Swedish folk duo consisting of singer-songwriters, and sisters Johanna and Klara Soderberg.
Maybe it's the beauty of their harmonies, blending the way perhaps only the voices of sisters can. Maybe it's the originality of their songwriting, or their captivating stage presence. Whatever, the appeal of the Swedish folk-pop duo First Aid Kit is unquestionable and has resulted in nearly 15 stellar years on the music scene.
Sisters Klara (vocals/guitar) and Johanna Söderberg (vocals/bass guitar) became known internationally in 2008 as teenagers with their YouTube video cover of the Fleet Foxes' “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song.” It became a huge Internet hit. The duo then started work on a full-length album, balancing schoolwork with recording sessions. The Big Black & The Blue was released in 2010. This was followed by three more acclaimed albums: The Lion's Roar in 2012 (whose lead single “Emmylou” was listed by Rolling Stone as the 10th best single of the year), Stay Gold in 2014, which went on to win Album of the Year at Sweden's Grammys, and 2018’s Ruins, which earned them a gold record in Sweden.
First Aid Kit is a band of rare harmonic perfection whose finely crafted songs can range from poignantly romantic to gutsy and powerful. And their easygoing stage presence is guaranteed to enthrall and engage.