Sóley Stefánsdóttir is a singer and pianist from Hafnarfjörður on the south-west coast of Iceland. She's a member of the indie-folk band Seabear and released her first solo-album «We Sink» 2011. Her vocals have been described as «timid in the way of Beth Gibbons», her sound is dreamy with a gentle piano and spartan beats. The stories she tells are as mystical as you will expect from this island where everybody can see fairys.
I remember those days covering this song with my friend when we were 15 years old. I played piano and sang the backing vocals because I was so shy to sing then. Things have changed!
When I was a teenager I danced and sang in front of the mirror in my room to this song so many times.
Ahh too many... But I´d love to go to concerts with: Keith Jarrett (piano player, my favourite) & Leonard Cohen (solo concert only with guitar and voice, ohh) & Fleetwood Mac.
Almost all Eurovision songs. It´s just too much.
Released last year, still looking for it.
It´s a good sunday crying song. It´s so «touchy» that always when I listen to it I get tears in my eyes.
For at least one year I listened to this album at least twice a day from the beginning till the end. I spent a lot of time listening to this album instead practicing piano.
Haha, the icelandic version of «Jesus Christ Superstar». Don´t ask me why.
Ohh, it´s so beautiful.
Hafnarfjörður is like the coolest place on earth (no joke). It´s in the big capital area but has a long history as a town. I grew up there and now I work there and while I´m writing this I sit in a nice café in Hafnarfjörður. So we have this great song called «Vinur Hafnarfjarðar» which means «Friend of Hafnarfjörður» and I think that song says enough about the town. I don´t know if you find it on Youtube and I´m not sure who wrote it but everyone from Hafnarfjörður knows it.
Anything by Fela Kuti. Fela Kuti means move your hips!
An Icelandic Funk band. After I came home with this album I didn´t feel satisfied so I went back to the record shop and bought «Ágætis Byrjun» by Sigur Rós. I had never listened to them so I was shocked when I listened to the album for the first time.
The Jazz flute scene from the film «Anchorman» starring Will Ferrell. Haha.
Because it´s one of my favourite songs in the world.