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Sóley – Endless Summer

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Words by Bartek Wilk The review was originally printed in Reykjavík On Stage (Issue 2) When I think of the most fragile Icelandic artist, Sóley Stefánsdóttir is the first name that comes to my mind. I’ve been a fan of her talent since Seabear, always impatiently 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 to describe the first album mentioned above. It was the quintessence of her image that I’ve painted in my mind through the years. The image of an unbelievably sensitive and empathetic person, who cares the most about the world, reaching its deepest evil. She incorporates all her personal experiences while writing her lyrics and music. I was not only truly surprised when I heard that Endless Summer was going to be…

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Maybe it doesn’t look like summer has already arrived in Reykjavík but at least Icelandic music is ready to blossom like crazy. Next Friday, May 5th, 3 great artists release their new albums. One of them is Ásgeir with his second album entitled Afterglow. Then Sóley is back with her 3rd LP Endless Summer. At the same day Milkywhale releases their début album! Catch a glimpse at this wonderful Friday music below! Stardust is another single from Ásgeir´s brand new album, Afterglow. Ásgeir on Facebook Sóley has enchanted listeners around the globe with her dark, fairytale song craft. Sóley on Facebook Milkywhale is a brand new music project by choreographer Melkorka Sigríður Magnúsdóttir and musician Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson. They have created a series of pop songs that are a visual trip through soundscapes and choreography. Milkywhale on Facebook (more…)

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9 drops of sound of March

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Slow down for a second and give a try to 9 new Icelandic songs that were released in March. What happened then, you would ask. HAM comes back with new single Vestur Berlín. Sólstafir revealed another single from the up-coming album entitled Bláfjall. Low Roar recorded a song with JFDR called Bones. Sin Fang, Örvar Smárason and Sóley presented another part of their monthly collaboration – Wasted. Ösp Eldjarn´s debut album is out and you can enjoy soothing sounds of Bak við fossinn. We got more details about the sound of Ásgeir´s new album thanks to Stardust. Amabadama announced a new song Ganga á eftir þér. Blakkat unveils new album so listen to Calling Suzie. And last but not least, Endless Dark is back with the new album so check out Warriors. Follow Reykjavík On Stage on Spotify! (more…)

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8 new songs you need to hear in February

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2017 started pretty dynamic. Winter darkness heads to the bright side, 6 minutes more each day. One song of the light more each day (or two punk tracks if you prefer…). Around the corner couches hope for a hyperactive summer. So, here you go: 8 new Icelandic songs released in February that you should listen to! Sin Fang, Örvar Smárason, Sóley – Love Will Leave You Cold As it has been planned, this super trio of Sin Fang, Örvar Smárason (of Múm) and Sóley reveals another effect of their collaboration at the end of another month in 2017. Let those sounds mantle you cause in the end love will leave you cold. In its wholeness it’s the best song to safely fall asleep in a stormy snowy weather. Sóley – Never Cry Moon Sóley comes back with a new piano led track entitled Never Cry Moon. She gets ready to…

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