First Aid Kit – delicate but strong


The Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit has drawn plenty of people to the YleX-tent on Sunday afternoon. I could feel shivers down my spine right from the beginning. The minimalistic and sympathetic performance pleases the eye, but it’s their music that really gets into you with its strong and yet delicate sounds. The unique voices of the sisters Johanna and Klara match in magnificently. A person behind me is baffled by their young age (21 and 19).

Their songs that they have written themselves talk about heart-ache, relationships, growing up and dreams – in short, about life. In their adorable folkloric blue dresses and 70′s-style long hairs the girls are singing straight from the heart. It’s beautiful! The dream-like ambiance is accelerated towards the end and makes the listeners get emotional, almost wanting to drop a tear or two.

That is all I could express in words. The rest you just have to experience yourself.

Text: Johanna Mikkola
Translation: Maria Kalinainen
Photo: Risto Kuittinen


Aihe(et): In English.