Taken by Trees

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Taken by Trees
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Victoria Bergsman performing as Taken by Trees, 2007
Background information
GenresIndie pop, experimental pop, electronica, Dub, lo-fi, freak folk
Years active2006 – present
LabelsRough Trade Records (EU)
Eleven: A Music Company (US)
Secretly Canadian
WebsiteOfficial site
MembersVictoria Bergsman

Taken by Trees is the solo project of Victoria Bergsman, former lead singer for the Concretes. The act's debut album Open Field was released on 18 June 2007. Four demo songs ("Tell Me", "Too Young", "Lost and Found" and "Hours Pass Like Centuries") had previously been recorded under the production of Björn Yttling and were available on the band's official website beginning September 13, 2006. The second Taken by Trees album, East of Eden, was available for streaming on Drowned in Sound, and was released on September 7, 2009 in the U.K., and the next day in the U.S. When recording the album, Taken by Trees retreated to Pakistan and recruited a cast of amateur musicians which is heard on East of Eden.[1]

In November 2009, a cover version of Guns N' Roses hit "Sweet Child o' Mine" was used in the John Lewis Christmas advert. It was announced that the version would be released as their next UK single.[2] It was also used in the promotional trailers for the 2009 remake of The Last House on the Left. The song was also used in the final scene for the 2010 film Life as We Know It.

Taken by Trees was signed by record label Secretly Canadian in February 2012.[3]

In October 2012, Bergsman's 3rd studio album, Other Worlds, inspired by a trip to Hawaii, was released.[4]

On October 8, Gorilla vs. Bear released the music video for "Large",[5] a highlight on Other Worlds.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions[6]
2007 Open Field

  • Debut studio album
  • Release date: 18 June 2007
  • Label: Rough Trade
2009 East of Eden

  • 2nd studio album
  • Release date: 7 September 2009
  • Label: Rough Trade
2012 Other Worlds

2018 Yellow to Blue



Year Single Peak positions Album
2007 "Lost & Found" - Open Field
2009 "Sweet Child o' Mine" 23 Non Album
2012 "Dreams" 12" - Other Worlds



  1. ^ Lindsay, Cam Conversations: Taken By Trees at Exclaim! March 2010.
  2. ^ Mentioned on the Radio 1 Fearne Cotton Show, 20 November 2009 approx 11:00 GMT
  3. ^ Taken By Trees Signs To Secretly Canadian Blog. Secretly Canadian (2012-02-15). Retrieved on 2012-11-09.
  4. ^ Taken By Trees. Secretly Canadian. Retrieved on 2012-11-09.
  5. ^ video premiere: Taken By Trees – “Large”. Gorilla Vs. Bear (2012-10-08). Retrieved on 2012-11-09.
  6. ^ Taken By Trees - Music Charts. Acharts.us. Retrieved on 2012-11-09.
  7. ^ Radio 1 - Chart - The Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart. BBC (2012-11-04). Retrieved on 2012-11-09.

The song "Only Yesterday" was a soundtrack of the movie "Before We Go" 2015.

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