New Icelandic *POP* Music You Need To Hear
March 2nd, 2016 | IMX Inside Iceland
The Icelandic pop scene is ahem, really popping right now. There are a bunch of new projects springing up that encapsulate a certain Icelandic bitter sweet pop vibe.
The new dulcet tones are filling the airwaves and giving a whole new meaning to the notion of ‘pop’ music as the prowess behind the production is more often than not a sophisticated team of high flyers.
Please meet four of the newest movers and shakers that we currently can’t get enough of:
Karó just stepped on the scene with her debut single, ‘Silhouette’, delivering one of the most interesting vocal performances of the year. Working with some of Reykjavík’s most talented artists and producers such as Logi Pedro from Retro Stefson. She has since followed up with ‘Wolfbaby‘ which can and should be listened to here. Karó is only 21 years old, ‘Wolfbaby’s trembling vocal matches emotional impact to her sensual sound.
Karó made her debut live concert at last months Sónar Reykjavík Festival. Things are looking good for this lady.
Having just been confirmed for this years Roskilde Festival, Milkywhale are a dynamic duo that is a force to be reckoned with. The initial collaboration started as a dance project between dancer Melkorka Sigríður & Árni Rúnar (FM Belfast). They soon realised they were rapidly turning into a pop band, so embraced the concept to become a dance infused pop outfit.
Check their first single ‘Birds Of Paradise’ here. Their live shows consist of some serious moves from Melkorka and seeing, really is believing.
The 23 year old multi-instrumentalist Auðunn Lúthersson operates under the pseudonym AUÐUR. His talent recently earned him a a place in the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy (out of 4500+ applicants) joining the rankings of Hudson Mohawke, Aloe Blacc, Katy B and Evian Christ.
His mesmerising self-directed video for ‘South America’ sets the tone for the future for this young and exciting talent. AUÐUR is currently in the studio in Reykjavík working on his debut album due out in 2016.
The English spoken song comes with the help of co-producers Logi Pedro from Retro Stefson and Sturla Atlas.
Check out the video below and look out for more new music from Hildur in the near future, which will feature help from producers Janus from the band Kiasmos and Auðunn Lúthersson from the project Auður (oh, Iceland – so interconnected!)