Samaris kicked off the release of their new single ‘Brennur Stjarna’ with an exclusive premiere of the track’s official music video on Clash. ‘Brennur Stjarna’ is the second single from Samaris’ latest album ‘Silkidrangar’ and is immediately available for digital download on iTunes here. Read the article and watch the music video premiere on Clash here.
Combining disparate elements of electronics (Þórður Kári Steinþórsson, aka ‘Doddi’), clarinet (Áslaug Rún Magnúsdóttir) and Jófríður Ákadóttir’s enchanting voice, Samaris mix glacial electronica and bold, percussive beats with haunting chant-like vocals - the lyrics culled from nineteenth century Icelandic poems. “You could say the words have been delicately sewn together and in a way they already have their song, their own melody when you read them” suggests Áslaug. The overall effect is is simultaneously ancient and modern – an ethereal sound filled with dark spaces and alien atmosphere.
Download the new single ‘Brennur Stjarna’ here.