Samaris announce 4 European dates this Spring, playing live in Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris and London. Click here for tickets and more info.
Ushered in on a mournful note and a gentle gasp before a d’n’b breakbeat kicks in, ‘Wanted 2 Say’ is Samaris’ most out pop track yet. For the first time too Jófríður’s breathy vocal is sung in English, set against an effervescent arpeggiated note sequence.
‘Wanted 2 Say’ advances the feel of much of the new material; its minimalist electronic production underpinned with a definite urban undercurrent. The tune’s gestation is also typical of the album’s construction – written & recorded in Berlin, Ireland and Reykjavik over a year - it was written apart, all three members now based in separate cities: Þórður Kári Steinþórsson (aka Doddi - programming) relocating to Berlin to take part in the city’s burgeoning techno scene, Áslaug Rún Magnúsdóttir (clarinet) to The Hague to study a specialised Sonology course and Jófríður Ákadóttir (voice) footloose, traveling to experience new places and the musical cultures within them.