After debuting her new album, Of Light ~ Escape to Another World, on the Billboard Hot 100 in the Classical Crossover album chart at #13 and the Classical Album chart at #14, Alicia Blickfeldt is blasting her way to the top. Her album, which dropped September 7, 2019, wowed crowds at FanX in Salt Lake City’s Salt Palace at the official release.
Alicia Blickfeldt is a solo artist. Her new album is a unique mixture of sounds comparable to Lord of the Rings, Skyrim and epic orchestral movie/gaming style music, infused with her powerful voice. She falls into the Classical Crossover space, but refers to her album style as EpiClassical. Not only was she featured on the Billboard Hot 100, an article focusing on her accomplishment was highlighted on LDSLiving.org. Her music has been influenced by Thomas Bergersen, Jo Blankenburg, E.S. Posthumus, and recording artists such as Lorenna McKennitt, Sarah Brightman and Connie Dover. She has been featured in Classical Crossover Magazine, alongside Celtic Women, on Latter-DaySaintMusic.org, and frequently written about in Utah periodicals, such as The Ogden Valley News. She has sung with the Salt Lake Pops Orchestra, the Davis County Symphony and abroad. She has been twice nominated for the Utah Music Awards. You can listen to her on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Google Play and all other streaming media outlets.
Future projects will include other “OF” albums in a series she has planned. Her current album, Of Light ~ Escape to Another World is self-produced. Alicia also has a production team who will soon be creating multiple music videos in the medieval era space. Alicia’s production company, Beacon in the Black Productions, is focused on bring light, hope and peace into the world.
After dealing with cancer and getting run over by a truck in the same year, Alicia, who is beginning her career at a more mature age, decided that if she didn’t go after her dreams, she might not get the chance. She has risen out of some of her darkest days, into the light of life. The songs on the album reflect some of those struggles, which are very vivid in Alicia’s recent past. Also influencing one of her songs, Barren Halls, was the loss of both her parents in the Fall of 2018, who passed away within 5.5 days of each other. The powerful, yet hopeful lyrics, leave the listener with hope.