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Eivør (Game Of Thrones, John Grant) new single out now

Sleep On It’ is the lead single lifted from Eivør’s forthcoming album ‘Segl’ (which translates as ‘Sail’), due out in September, featuring an appearance from Ásgeir (fellow Icelandic resident John Grant is also a fan of Eivør’s). Classically trained in music (she left the remote Faroe Islands alone at just 16 to relocate to Reykjavik), Eivør – winner of two Icelandic Music Prizes – has previously collaborated with Tanya Tagaq and features on the soundtracks for Game Of Thrones, Homeland, Scorcese’s Silence and Netflix hit The Last Kingdom.

Today Copenhagen-based, Faroese artist Eivør announces the release of her forthcoming new album, ‘Segl’, the follow-up to her widely-praised 2017 release ‘Slør’.

Details on the new record – whose title translates from Faroese as ‘Sail’ – arrive alongside the first single release lifted from ‘Segl’ – ‘Sleep On It’ – now available to stream across all platforms from here. The release of ‘Segl’ will be accompanied by an extensive 34 date international tour from Eivør, including 4 UK dates kicking off at London’s Union Chapel on October 22, 2020.

The propulsive, elemental electronica of ‘Sleep On It’ ebbs and flows around Eivør’s lithe vocals, which have previously drawn her comparisons to both Kate Bush and Bat For Lashes. Speaking about the night of insomnia which led her to write the new track, Eivør notes;

“‘Sleep On It’ is about making choices. Sometimes it´s tempting to arrive at conclusions before you see the big picture and you make choices that might be bad for you or others. But then again, sometimes we are forced to make choices regardless, and sometimes making a wrong choice might be the only way to eventually make the right one. I wrote this song during a very late night, 3 years ago at my apartment in Copenhagen. I remember twisting and turning in bed but not being able to sleep. I had gotten my head into a frenzy, so I got out of bed, made a cup of tea, lit a candle and I started writing this poem. “Too many riddles to crack….” It was like a flow of thought, a conversation with myself.”

Eivør hails from the remote Scandinavian archipelago of The Faroe Islands, where she grew up in a tiny village with a population of just 1,000. The release of ‘Slør’ saw Eivør make her debut in the UK with the anglophile version of an album previously recorded entirely in Faroese, following a painstaking 2 year period of translation & re-recording. Whilst ‘Slør’ – for which Eivør make her debut on Later…..With Jools Holland – was her commercial British debut, in Nordic territories Eivør Pálsdóttir is a veteran artist of over 16 years and 12 album releases standing. Forming & fronting a trip-hop band from the age of 15 (obsessed with the era-defining Portishead & Massive Attack albums which reached the Faroes on import), Eivør quit school at 16 to release her debut solo album and move alone to Iceland, where she went on to train in classical singing in Reykjavik.

Later becoming the first non-Icelandic singer to win at the Icelandic Music Awards – walking away with two gongs in 2003 – Eivør has since defined herself with a string of unusual, far-ranging collaborative projects that speak to a rare agility as an artist. Her CV includes sync contributions to video game titans God of War and Metal Gear Solid. Elsewhere, Eivør’s silvery vocals have sound tracked Scorsese’s Silence, Homeland and Game of Thrones, alongside the score to BBC/Netflix flagship The Last Kingdom (the fourth series of which is airing now), which she created in partnership with Ivor Novella/BAFTA nominee John Lunn.

2020 UK Tour Dates
22 October LONDON Union Chapel
23 October MANCHESTER Deaf Institute
25 October GLASGOW St Luke’s



‘Segl’ album & tour pre-order: https://www.musicglue.com/eivor/

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