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Mona Nylin is a folk singer of our time, acclaimed for her expressive voice and heartfelt songs. Her first CD, an EP of four songs titled “Child of God” (2006) was highly praised in the media. “Groove” music magazine hailed Mona, citing – “A voice that can lift everything”. Swedish TV4 said, “She has a golden throat”, and music blog muzic.se wrote: “her words bleed poetry”.
The EP took her first to New York City, where she performed at Pianos in Manhattan and other venues in Brooklyn and Queens. Half a year later she started traveling to what would eventually become her second home town, Berlin, Germany. As Mona’s first full-length album was ready to be released, Swedish blog Kulturbloggen.com commented: “Mona Nylin is now living in Berlin playing in small bars and cafes, in the underground or directly on the streets. Both Joe Strummer and Violent femmes did the same before penning their immortal classics.
She released her first full-length album “Presence” in 2011. Berlin was inspiring and during that time she had been watching early videos of Neil Young from the 70’s. It seemed strange that she had never listened to him before, and his music moved her deeply. It was in line with what she wanted to do, sit by the piano, or only use the guitar, taking the stage on her own with just her instruments and her voice. The studio work for the album took her three months to complete, and she played all the instruments (except on the track Den vita staden). Mona also produced the album.
“Presence” received many great reviews, and most of these focused on Mona’s ability to write genuine lyrics, her extraordinary voice, and the raw Neil Young inspired production. The Swedish newspaper Dala-Demokraten wrote: “Mona Nylin is up there with Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell and other great artists of the genre. Music, lyrics, vocals, it´s Mona Nylin and it is the best I have heard in the genre in a long time”.
From Berlin Mona later traveled to Israel, to Tel Aviv, another city she fell in love with. There she appeared at music festivals, clubs and continued her passion of being a street musician.
Settling back in Sweden after years abroad, Mona is now releasing her first single from her upcoming album. This time it will be a full-length cd focusing on songs in her native language, Swedish.
Mona is also a well established Painter with over 80 exhibitions in her past. She is represented at Värmlands Museum, National Art Council and other venues. She also works with Photo and Music Videos.
Through her life Mona educated in Tactile Massage and EBT (Energetic Balancing Techniques) - The Yuen Method, working with clients for a Life in Balance.