Two weeks after releasing their début English-speaking song, “Feeling,” the anonymous and masked electro-pop-R&B group has released a video for it. Check it out!
“The song is about a couple that is on-and-off for way too long,” one their masked crusaders tells us over email. “They can neither be together nor apart, and are trying to sever their ties but are unable to do so.”
In addition to playing at Sónar Reykjavík, Vaginboys will perform tomorrow at Loft Hostel at 20:00, doubtlessly premiering more songs from their English-speaking EP.
For The Love Of Music: Vaginaboys Made 2015’s Best Song, But How?
The biggest music story to come out of Iceland in 2015 was arguably Vaginaboys, the anonymous, maybe-or-maybe-not-a-supergroup, masked electro-pop-R&B crusaders who released an EP called ‘Icelandick’, played already iconic sets at Airwaves, and made music that managed to be sexy, sad, weird and creepy all at once—no small feat for a band who dropped their debut single on Soundcloud a little over a year ago, with no fanfare to speak of.
Look! It’s The Winners Of Reykjavík Grapevine’s 2016 Music Awards
This was a fun discussion, and reaching a conclusion was far from easy, as 2015 brought many great tunes. In the end, our panel reached a consensus, agreeing that Vaginaboys’ breakout hit “Elskan Af Því Bara” (“Baby Just Because”) should take the cake, because it’s “so fucking refreshing,” as one panellist put it. “What a breath of fresh air—‘Elskan’ manages to be retro, poppy, experimental, detached and wholly sincere all at the same time,” they continued.
DL: The Best Track Of 2015 – Vaginaboys’s ‘Elskan Af Því Bara’
Seeing as we’re spending much of this January issue celebrating Iceland’s 2015 in music—a vintage year, by any standards—we thought it fitting that our Track Of The Issue should be, in fact, our Track Of The Year.
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Posted February 16, 2016