Having enchanted millions the world over with mesmerising covers of all manner hit songs delivered in her uniquely emotive riposte for over a decade now, Sweden-raised pop sensation in-the-making Sofia Karlberg transcendently forges ahead with her own original material. Taking the leap in 2019, Karlberg swiftly realised her own creative voice, and with "When The Storm Is Over," anticipation for her debut album reaches new heights.
With her soaring, heavy-hearted vocal owning the spotlight with each release, Karlberg graciously explores the boundaries of pop without forfeiting an ounce of her musical identity. Splitting the difference between the downtempo, emotion-focused reinterpretations of her cover work, with the electronic-tinged and emphatic original works, "When The Storm Is Over" displays the promising versatility of this consistently blossoming artist.
With its slow-burning, dynamic tension, the track carries an epic grandiosity that wouldn't sound out of place soundtracking a spellbinding feature film. Led at first by merely a piano, Karlberg's glacial voice tenderly washes over you with each passing cadence and when reinforced by slowly driving synths, it becomes nothing short of breathtaking.
When the track reaches its passionate plateau in the second chorus, it then unfurls into a rich tapestry of luscious vocal layers that pulls you into the undertow, leaving you to ruminate on the heady lyricism. Speaking to said lyricism in an email statement, Karlberg outlines that "the story behind the song is about a relationship that is on the brink of falling apart. You try to hold on to the last good parts before you realize that you just have to go through the storm, and all you can hope for is a rainbow before the storm is over."