Swedish composer and singer Henrik Skanfors produces Pop, Rock, Electronica, Folk, and Dramatic scores. His music has been featured in the award-winning TV series, The Good Wife (CBS), and in 20 soundtracks for motion pictures, commercials, and art films. Henrik has released 3 solo albums: The Last Gash (2007), Carcass and the Flies (2009), and The Sleep of Adam (2012), where Rachael Yamagata sings on the magical duet "Psalm 513" (available here). He is a phenomenal vocalist with great talent, amazing lyrics, and the compelling ability to create dramatic and cinematic music.
Henrik's song Psalm 513 is the winner of our Editor's Choice Award for June, 2012. This song inspires with its rich vocal interplay between Henrik and Rachael Yamagata. Calm and sublime, it is an emotional duet that captures the best of the vocalists' superb abilities.
Henrik Skanfors has produced 20 motion picture soundtracks, including Gangstaz n Cash (Dir. by Josef Fares, Jalla! Jalla!, Zozo); Björn & Ulf (Dir. by Klas Marklund (featured at the Gothenburg Film Festival 2009); Fikapaus (Dir. by Per Marklund, aired often on Swedish national television, SVT); and Jycken (Dir. by Klas Marklund).
- The Sleep of Adam (Singer/Songwriter 2012) - Carcass and the Flies (Singer/Songwriter 2009) - The Last Gash (Singer/Songwriter 2007) - Thoughts Never Released w/ Kamprads (Electronica/Pop/Rock, 2006)
Influences: Radiohead, Antony & the Johnsons, Björk, Damien Rice, Sufjan Stevens, Kathleen Edwards, Jeff Buckley, Starsailor, Sia, Stina Nordenstam, Portishead, Sigur Ros, Howard Shore, James Newton Howard, Angelo Badalamenti, John Williams
(JUNE 2012) The winner of our Editor's Choice Award for June 2012, this song inspires with its rich vocal interplay between Henrik and Rachael Yamagata. Calm and sublime, this song is an emotional duet that captures the best of the vocalists' superb abilities.Beautiful, heart warming, bittersweet duet with Henrik Skanfors and Rachael Yamagata ("Be be your love", "Reason why"). About loss, longing & loneliness. Sounds like Coldplay, Sia, U2. Building up. Perfect for montage/ending titles in romantic drama, Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill, Californication. Mixed Vocals, Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
Dark & mellow yet beautiful with hope, as from Blade Runner. Great thriller or romantic drama. Starts dark with pads, bright piano, building up. Ends on a hopeful note with dark pads, bright piano. Lovely city portrait, lone wolf-scene or scenes a la Lost in Translation. Nostalgic elegant cinematic, Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
Sad, cool, mellow and dark song with soft sub-bassdrum, piano, strings and dreamish guitar. Suitable for drama, or a low-dramatic suspense-scene in a thriller. A bit like Monster's Ball, Lost in Translation, The Killing, Mad Men, Six Feet Under, In Treatment & The Wire, Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
Dark & mellow pads, as taken from Blade Runner. Great thriller or romantic drama. Haunting piano with bright reverb, building up. Atmospheric. Similar to The Killing and Mulholland Drive. Lovely city portrait, lone wolf-scene or scenes a la Lost in Translation. Nostalgic elegant cinematic, Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
Score suitable for a film noir. Sad dark, haunting melody. Works in a mystery, a thriller like Seven and Silence of the lambs or in a tragic romantic film. Howard Shore. James Newton Howard. Tense edgy mysterious. Betrayal crime flashbacks psychological tenseness. Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music