You won’t find Prins Póló’s unexpected summer hit “París norðursins” (“Paris Of The North”) on the act’s recent LP ‘Sorrí’ (‘Sorry’). Written and recorded specifically for the purpose, the song features in a highly anticipated film of the same name, which hits theatres in early September and should be pretty great if the Prince’s contribution is anything to go by.
The track’s steadily humming, upbeat bass line is accompanied with occasional keys and distorted guitar segments, all wrapped up in a fun and danceable package. Hiding behind that cheerful façade are lyrics that explore a recurring bitter theme in Icelandic literature—Halldór Laxness’s ‘Independent People,’ for example—that of the stubborn male who strives to do honest work while his family life turns to shit, partly because life is complicated, partly of his own doing. Whether this mirrors the plot of ‘París norðursins’ remains to be seen.
With its infectious melody, steady beat and haunting lyrics, Prins Póló’s new single is surely in the running to be crowned “Iceland’s Summer Jam 2014.” Head to www.grapevine.is, download the track, turn it up and see if it doesn’t get you moving.
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Prins Póló is playing a show at Húrra TONIGHT! And guess what! The first person to drop us a line (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject “PRINS ME UP” scores a couple of tickets for the show AND a copy of ‘Sorrí,’ all courtesy of the good Prince himself. Nice!