Words by Bartek Wilk
When I think ofthe most fragile Icelandic artist, Sóley Stefánsdóttir is the first name thatcomes to my mind. I’ve been a fan of her talent since Seabear, alwaysimpatiently waiting for any new song she’s recorded. It’s been two years sinceher latest album Ask The Deep, following which EP Don’t Ever Listen came out. Incredibly good, stunningly dark, and deeply personal are words todescribe the first album mentioned above. It was the quintessence of her imagethat I’ve painted in my mind through the years. The image of an unbelievablysensitive and empathetic person, who cares the most about the world, reachingits deepest evil. She incorporates all her personal experiences while writingher lyrics and music. I was not only truly surprised when I heard that Endless Summer was going to be a moreoptimistic album, but also genuinely delighted at the same time. If Sóley cansee the ray of light, then maybe there’s hope for everyone.
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