When you hear an artist for the first time one of two things runs through your mind. It is either, “Holy s#!t!” or “Holy s#!t…”. And you all know what I mean. Well, when I first caught a glimpse of rising singer/songwriter Paulina Sjoberg, it was definitely the former. The Houston-native has been through a lot in her young life. When she was a child she was diagnosed with dyslexia that left her unable to read and write, but by some miracle at 8-years old she overcame her disability and has been writing music and poetry since.
In 2015, Paulina Sjoberg released her debut EP, Heartstrings, which was followed by more music and in 2016 she unveiled her first music video for “World”. It was a revelation for the Texan which garnering her first nomination for the Readers Choice for the Houston Press Music Awards. The indie folk singer has not be resting on those laurels though. In fact, she is on the verge of release the first of a two-part EP set titled, Deja Vu Vol. 1 & 2. The first EP will be available on April 15, 2018, with Deja Vu Vol. 2 following suit later in the year. “I named the project Deja Vu because I knew long-time supporters would recognize some songs, but with a reinvented twist,” Paulina Sjoberg mused. “I decided to have 2 volumes to the project because I wanted to give my supporters more then just a few songs, but I wasn’t ready to release an album.”
The concept behind Deja Vu Vol. 1 & 2 is simple but effective. “I decided I wanted to re-release songs I had released years ago, when I first started my music career, but wanted to add new songs that would bring something new to the table, ” the up and coming singer/songwriter continued.
And to celebrate the impending release of Deja Vu Vol. 1, we were asked to premiere the documentary style music video for the first single, “When The Sea Became The City” today with the worldwide release on March 31st. The track is also being dedicated to Paulina Sjoberg‘s hometown of Houston that suffered from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey last year.
“‘When The Sea Became The City’ reflects the unity of Houston, all of Texas, and those who helped during Hurricane Harvey from beyond,” Sjoberg said. “Volunteering at George R. Brown Convention Center, after being invited to perform my music to the displaced victims there twice, was inspiring. The people I spoke to, the things I saw, and the help I gave changed my life in a way I’ll never forget. It was a blessing, everything more, and nothing less.”
Additionally, the multi-genre artist will be donating $1 from every sale of Deja Vu, Vol. 1 to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund by Greater Houston Community Foundation, which you can pre-order from her website. If you are interested in donating more to the Relief Fund, please visit the Greater Houston Community Foundation website: HERE.
We are so proud to present the premiere of the music video for “When The Sea Became The City” by Paulina Sjoberg exclusively on Lemonade Magazine! Enjoy!
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