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Sigur Rós Returns With ‘Blóðberg’: Look + Listen

Back with their first since reuniting with multi-instrumentalist Kjartan Sveinsson, Iceland’s own Sigur Rós return with a new song, “Blóðberg.”

Created in conjunction with the London Contemporary Orchestra and conductor Robert Ames, with Paul Corley co-producing “Blóðberg” with Sigur Rós, the orchestral-driven piece comes complete with a music video that combines the unsettling aura of the song with an eerie visual that appears to show bodies strewn across an endless desert. 

In a statement about the video, director Renck said “I feel as nihilistic as one could regarding the future.” “We are powerless against our own stupidities. Some aspects of this came to merge with my impressions of the themes of ‘Blóðberg.’ The music becoming a score to my own miserable thoughts, giving them beauty as only music can.”

In February, Sigur Rós shared the news about about a forthcoming LP and the return of Sveinsson, the multi-instrumentalist who left the band in 2012 while the act was working on their 2013 album, Kveikur. Though the Icelandic art-rock heroes haven’t released a new album since then, they did drop a couple of singles and partner with fellow Icelandic artists Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, and Steindór Andersen for the collaborative 2020 album Odin’s Raven Magic.

This week Sigur Rós is scheduled to launch their summer tour this week with a run of shows in England and Europe and the band’s North American tour will begin on August 14 in Toronto and end on August 27 in Los Angeles. 

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Author: Saul Goode

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