Swedish singer, songwriter and musician Edith Backlund began writing songs while on a study abroad trip during highschool as a way to ease her homesickness. Then at the age of 23, she released her first EP titled ‘Waste Another Day(2005)’ and from the EP, she gained much exposure as her songs were featured on several Swedish television series. Here in America, the trackÂ ‘Sunday Morning’ was even featured a JC Penny ad campaign. Her full-length debut album, Merely Daydreams, spawned another featured hit for Swedish television as well as caught the ear of Neil Young. The song that caught Neil’s attention, titled ‘Rosie’, was voted into the top ten anti-war songs.
Now 29 and with a few albums and a movie under her belt, the young chanteuse is gearing up for her latest release, Dance in Circles, due out later this fall for the Swedish market.