From Iceland — Snorri Helgason

Snorri Helgason

Snorri Helgason

Published September 13, 2013

Snorri Helgason’s music is heartfelt and introspective, yet universal, a highly relatable exploration of his personal struggles and emotions. An avid student of pop history, Snorri keeps a firm foot in the past and a clear eye on the future, bringing forth a constant stream of timeless folk-tinged melodies and carefully constructed songs that are very much of the time. Drawing inspiration from the power pop and folk music of the ’60s and ’70s while honouring personal icons such as Townes Van Zandt and Harry Nilsson, Snorri produced a beautifully crafted début album— ‘I’m Gonna Put My Name On Your Door’ — that firmly established him as a solo artist in the vibrant Icelandic music scene. After touring his début extensively, Snorri paid a visit to old friend Sindri Már Sigfússons’s studio to record some of the songs he had been working on. Their collaboration proved fruitful beyond belief. The session, starting off as a lark, quickly turned serious, with the two frantically working to capture the results of Snorri’s recent labor as interpreted through Sindri’s work methods. The resulting LP, ‘Winter Sun,’ is an ambitious, sometimes painfully honest meditation on growing up, growing old and coming to terms with oneself. It is Snorri’s most critically lauded piece of music, proving that he is here for the long haul and that we, the listeners, are in for some very special treats as he moves forward. Snorri Helgason’s third album, ‘Autumn Skies,’ will be released in Iceland on September 13, 2013.

October 30, 2013
19:10 Harpa Norðurljós

October 31, 2013
20:30 Harpa Silfurberg

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