Discovery: Joakim Daal

Joakim Daal is a indie folk singer songwriter from Helsinki, Finland. His intimate debut single Shelter combines folk with jazz and experimental elements to create something truly beautiful.

By Graeme Smith

Feature Photo by Pia Koskimaa

Shelter is a song that starts quiet but comes to life through sudden outbursts of piano and horns. All the while, the percussion keeps a steady and hypnotic rhythm. Joakim’s vocals are softly spoken and full of charm as the track’s story unfolds.

Though it’s Joakim’s debut, the track was mastered by multiple Grammy award winning legends Greg Calbi and Steve Fallone, which explains why it sounds so accomplished. Based on the evidence of Shelter, Joakim’s certainly one to watch.

You can hear the track below.

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