Autobiography of An Unknown Singer
About the album: "Autobiography of an unknown singer", the name of the album, reflects aspects of my life. My wish for this record was to be raw, simple, naked and human, just as I felt when writing the material. During these past years I've gone through some quite life-altering experiences and so much needed to get out of my system. These 13 heartfelt songs are the result of that; they are my channels of expression and for that matter, my therapy. I hope you can feel the sincerity listening to my songs because every word is true. Biography: The beginning Linda EngströM was born on May 20tieth, year 1978 in Västerås, Sweden. She grew up in the small industrial town of Fagersta with her mother, father and elder sister. Already in preschool Linda had her future mapped out, well aware of what she wanted to be when growing up, there was never any doubt in her mind, her greatest desire in life was to become a singer and songwriter. Not once did she waver or drift away from her mission to accomplish the dream she had sown as a little girl. Thus Linda spent the rest of her years in elementary school singing, learning to play a few musical instruments and of course performing whenever the chance arose. When Linda turned 16 she moved to Avesta, another small town in Sweden, to indulge herself in music studies, in the dominating art school in town. A move she wouldn't regret. Up until this point she had very little knowledge, if any at all, of the structure of music, which she now thankfully encountered on a regular basis. It was during these years of her blooming youth that Linda started to write lyrics and compose music of her own. Years on the road The year after her graduation she sold most of her belongings, got rid of her apartment and ventured out to travel with a childhood friend. Both inexperienced backpackers ended up in New Zeeland and Indonesia where they deliberately got stuck for almost five months. Linda's purpose for her travels was not only to see the world and meet new people, but it was also meant to be an inner journey. A journey which would possibly shed some light on Linda's search for her own truth. Weather or not she managed this goal of hers, you can find out by carefully listening to the song "Autobiography of an unknown singer" on the album with the same title. Back home Linda returned to Sweden in 1999, that's when her song writing really kicked off. Whilst waiting tables at the local pubs and scrubbing floors her creativity was running wild, she wrote song after song. Linda intended to head out on the road again as soon as she had earned enough cash for a ticket, but found herself in a minor dilemma. As much as she longed for seeing new countries, she couldn't figure out how she would keep her song writing alive on the road, since she was always using a piano to compose music. This encouraged Linda to learn how to get along with a guitar; she started off with a few chords and bought herself a little blue guitar as soon as she had left the cold winds of Sweden behind once again. The turning point At the end of year 2000 she was back in Sweden, only to find herself hotfooting it back to Malaysia six months later. This time Linda stayed for a whole year, a year that would consequently change her life forever. A series of life altering events took place, one of which the most important, was the fact that she found herself pregnant; this dramatically changed her view of the world. She went back to Sweden five months pregnant and gave birth to a baby boy in the summer of 2002. Because of this sudden turning point in Linda's life, she put the music aside for a few years. It wasn't until the year of 2004 that she started to record a demo (her second) with her good friend from music school, Nicklas Hovberg. This brought back the urge to make music once again, this time her songs were characterized by a deeper level of growth and maturity. The debut album In the year of 2006 she started to record, it was only intended to be another demo, but it ended up as her debut album containing thirteen songs. The same year Linda was signed by an independent record label, Ready for more records. The record company is releasing her debut album called "Autobiography of an unknown singer" which pretty much chronicles Linda's life up until now. Here & Now At present Linda is writing more music than ever and she is preparing to do more gigs. She's got enough songs to fill at least 2-3 new albums in her collection. The singer/songwriter has currently turned 29 and finds day-to-day life, in all it's triviality her main source of inspiration. Her driving force is nothing but a burning desire to share her music with the world. Discography 1999 Beneath the sky (a demo recorded in Fagersta). 2004 Our way back home (another demo recorded in Västerås). 2007 Autobiography of an unknown singer (debut album recorded in studio Hog Farm in Västerås, Sweden by Nicklas Hovberg).