Sunna Debut Single :: Hero Slave
August 25th, 2017 | News
Icelandic artist Sunna presents her debut single ‘Hero Slave’, out August 25. The track is available on Spotify and all other streaming services.
“At a time when many of her Icelandic peers strive to fill space from the get-go with attitude but end up sounding bombastic, Sunna delivers a euphoric tune that begs to be played on repeat, hinting at greater things to come.” – The Line of Best Fit
Sunna’s voice lazily floats on top the arrangement of ‘Hero Slave’ where it is constantly tweaked and bent and turned inside-out. The effect is oddly hypnotising.
“Tripped a glass of water but you didn’t see. / Opened up a bottle of something strange. / You started dancing, I sat and drank. / Can’t get it out of my head”
Although born and raised in Reykjavík, Sunna is currently based in Lausanne where she studies fine arts. ‘Hero Slave’ came into existence during the off-hours when she wasn’t crunching her brain in the art studio. “The lyrics are a weird mix of dreams, reality and my childhood memories. See, I was at a party where the main topic was a bottle containing a mysterious liquid. In the end, we opened the bottle. That night, a dog saved my life from whatever was in that bottle and that’s where the title comes from: Hero Slave.”
The song is very mature for a debut single, but maybe her musical upbringing has something do with it. Her father is legendary keyboardist and producer Thor Baldursson whose list of collaborators includes Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer. Sunna wasn’t even twenty herself when she was halfway across the world performing with Icelandic electro-pop outfit Bloodgroup.
Look out for this lady, there is a gold mine just waiting to be released from her!