Track Of The Issue: Sigur Rós — “Óveður” - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Track Of The Issue: Sigur Rós — “Óveður”

Track Of The Issue: Sigur Rós — “Óveður”

Published June 30, 2016

More than three years after the release of their last album, Sigur Rós have treated fans to some new music with the release of “Óveður.” The Icelandic post-rock superstars are sticking with their ambient sound backed by industrial undertones on this release, as Jónsi’s voice and a sparse string section soar above thrumming drums and synth. This is a track that must be listened to with a good pair of headphones.

“Óveður” is accompanied by a dark music video that sets the stark beauty of the Icelandic landscape in contrast with the perils of modernity. The band makes a cameo appearance in the video that will leave your skin crawling with horror and excitement.

Fans of Sigur Rós will be thrilled to have some new material to listen to, but will also probably all have one question on their mind: Can we expect a new album in the near future?


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