Ásgeir has made the song ‘Nýfallið regn’ available to download on iTunes for the first time outside of Scandinavia following the success of a viral YouTube video ‘Juggling Around Iceland’ which features the track. The video went viral last week after being featured on CBS News, MSN and Huffington Post gathering over 600,000 views in the process.
At only 20 years of age Ásgeir has made a huge impression on the Icelandic music scene - his debut album ‘Dyrd i Daudathogn’ became Iceland’s biggest selling debut album by a domestic artist on it’s release last September, going double platinum and winning him no less than 4 Icelandic Music Awards and a nomination for the Nordic Music Prize earlier this year.
American artist John Grant, currently resident in Iceland, became a huge fan and has collaborated with Ásgeir on an English language version of the album - More news on this soon.
Ásgeir recently released a free 3-track EP ‘The Toe Rag Acoustic Sessions’ - his first recordings in English. Download the EP here.
Buy ‘Nýfallið regn’ on iTunes
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