VIDEO PREMIERE :: Páll Ivan frá Eiðum – Expanding
August 17th, 2017 | News
The prolific Páll Ivan frá Eiðum makes paintings and music, characterised alike by his unique wit. Páll’s art is playful and often triggers laughter; with songs such as ’Taktu lyf‘ he has found a way to turn his feelings into interesting art.
“I have been suffering from serious depression and anxiety for a couple of years and during this time I have been quite open about it on social media which has resulted in my inbox occasionally being flooded with questions and personal stories from strangers and acquaintances about their own depression which in most cases was untreated. There is still a remarkable intensity to the mental health stigma and medication especially. Of course medication for depression can be very harmful but for me it was a critical and necessary step towards health. So the song is a voice saying how awful everything is and then voices saying “Don’t give up my dear friend” and “Take medicine”.
‘Expanding’ comes out today with a video directed by Elvar Gunnarsson, and September 30th sees the release of his new album This Is My Shit on Mengi Records.
Look out for more weird and wonderful music from this artist in the months to come.