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A musical space The body holds everything and therefore we need rooms where everything can fit

MIKA AKIM explores the intuitive simplicity of songwriting with influences from early music, Nordic and American folk music. Working with free forms and raw, weird and beautifully acoustic sounds, the songs are honest with poetic lyrics, sung in Swedish and English.

MIKA has been described as a minimalistic Joni Mitchell and a musical sister to Sam Amidon and José Gonzalez. Playing the unusual instrument viola d’amore as a lead guitar, Mika writes free songs for the body and love. The debut album Till Kroppen was released in October 2020, played in Swedish, Danish and American radio and performed live in Sweden, Denmark, Czech Republic and Germany. Together with musicians Tove Bagge, Ossian Ward, Adam Grauman and sound engineer Åke Linton, Mika Akim has made a second album, Tillsammans that will be released the 7th October 2022.

Tillsammans Mika Akim 2022
Till kroppen Mika Akim 2020
Livestream Møn Session 17 May 2020
Mika Akim are unpredictable, they cross-borders, they work beyond conventions.”
Bo Bjelvehammar, Lira Musikmagasin 20/11 2020 
I’ve never heard anything like it! Sounding the old-fashioned way, I would not exactly call it; but challenging, provocative, innovative and frontier-seeking would be reasonable adjectives. 
Allan E. Petersen, Rootszone 23/10 2020 
”…I can not think of anyone else in Sweden (or in other parts of the Nordics) who makes such personal «folk music» as what we are served here… Akim’s beautiful and original compositions and improvisations, and the violin playing in «Norrland & Schumann’s romance» must be some of the most painful and beautiful that has been made for two string instruments in a very long time…”
Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts 19/1 2021