Roots Music Magazine: Ida Elina Dares to Live Her Life in ‘Capital Letters’ on Her Newest Record


Detailing everything from grief and shame to hope and empowerment, Ida Elina’s faith-driven album is a candid reflection of the world around her.

Creating a non-traditional gospel record, Helsinki-native Ida Elina shares her faith on Capital Letters. With sonic brilliance, Ida Elina dives into the state of the world, her nostalgic ruminations, shares her grief and finds hope amidst it all. Tender relatability shines through in every track as the singer-songwriter and “kantele diva” opens up her world to listeners on this 11-track record. ”It has been a dream of mine to, one day, make an album that pulls out all the stops with the Kantele, and here it is,” she says. Thealbum’s title track, which was written just two weeks before the pandemic hit Finland, serves as a reminder to be encouraged even during the darkest of times. “Rough winds may come, the clouds of doubt and ruthless drums, so hear me. This is a story we’ll write in capital letters,” she sings.

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