Icelandic singer-songwriter, Ásgeir, may only be 20 years old but last summer he already made his mark on the Icelandic music scene with his debut album ‘Dyrd i daudathogn’ which quickly became the biggest selling debut album in Icelandic musical history.
Born and raised in the countryside of Iceland, Ásgeir comes from a family of musicians. He trained on classical guitar but was aiming for a career in sports when he suddenly made a U-turn after being encouraged to take his music more seriously. He took his demos to producer Gudmundur Kristinn Jonsson and several months later his debut album was released in Iceland with great critical acclaim. It only took it six weeks to reach gold sales and less than three months after its release the album had reached platinum sales. One such fan of Dyrd i daudathogn was John Grant (‘Queen Of Denmark’) – currently resident of Iceland himself – who has collaborated with Ásgeir to create an English language version, ‘In The Silence’, which is out now.
Ásgeir won 4 of the 6 awards he was nominated for in the 2013 Icelandic Music Awards including Best Pop/Rock Album, Best Newcomer, Public Choice Award and Icelandicmusic.com Award for online achievement.
The 15th annual Iceland Airwaves music
Ásgeir’s single “King And Cross”