Icelandic Musicin Asgeir Shares new Single “Stardust” LISTEN HERE
NEW ALBUM AFTERGLOW OUT MAY 5TH (ONE LITTLE INDIAN/COLUMBIA RECORDS)
“[‘Stardust’] is a taut and gleaming piece of electro-pop, R&B-smooth keys creating a reflective pool off which Ásgeir’s shimmering vocals bounce.” –Consequence of Sound
Icelandic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ásgeir shares his new single “Stardust,” from his forthcoming album Afterglow, available May 5th via One Little Indian/Columbia Records. The sun-drenched, electronic-streaked track is a simple yet yearning love song with lyrics written by Högni Egilsson (lead singer of GusGus, Hjaltalín). “Stardust” is available everywhere today:http://smarturl.it/StardustAG.
“‘Stardust’ is a song that I wrote fairly early on in the album process, in the summer 2015,” Ásgeir explains. “I wanted to make a pop song that experiments with various sounds and production detail, that wouldn’t be too serious but fun. The outcome is a very honest song that comes from a part of me that I usually don’t pay much attention to.”
Afterglow is the follow-up to Ásgeir’s debut album In The Silence. The album became the fastest-selling debut in Icelandic history and even out-performed fellow Icelandic artists Björk’s and Sigur Rós’ debut releases. Afterglow leaves behind the folk-tinged acoustics of In The Silence and dives into melancholic electronica in its purest form. Ásgeir balances icy electronic shades of Bon Iver, James Blake and Anohni with soul, R&B, and even gospel influences from different eras and places with these new songs. Ásgeir has once again collaborated with producer Guðmundur Kristinn Jónsson as well as his father, renowned poet Einar Georg Einarsson, who is credited with writing the lyrics for the album alongside Thorsteinn Einarsson (Ásgeir’s brother) and Julius Robertsson.
Both “Stardust” and previously-released Afterglow track “Unbound” are available everywhere now.