Vaginaboys, the winners of the Grapevine’s Best Song Of 2015 award, have just released a new song, and it’s in English! The anonymous and masked electro-pop-R&B group has taken the Icelandic scene by storm with their EP ‘Icelandick’, an album that explores themes like loneliness and love.
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The band says this original song is their very first foray into English song writing and is meant to get everyone warned up to their dynamic show. “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.”
The song is to be a part of an EP that will be released in the near future, one that will “sound like a rainbow” and be released on cassette, vinyl, and CD. “All the texts will be in English, so the world can see all the colours of the rainbow,” they say.
Be sure to check Vaginaboys out at Sónar Reykjavík, two and a half weeks from now!
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