Eivør - SEGL [LP]
Catalogue No.: EIVOR3
Release Date: 18th September 2020
Genre: Pop, Rock
Eivør’s music is born of contrast. Divergence between physical elements, the peaks and troughs of a personal journey, and disparate musical genres coalesce to create a unique style. Crafting a dark, immersive, and cinematic sound, which brings to life intense Nordic landscapes, she is undoubtedly a product of her surroundings. Hailing from the remote and sparsely populated Faroe Islands, the clash of wild and calm runs an antagonistic thread through her visceral compositions. At once naturalistic and otherworldly, a basis in Faroese folk has been ornamented by her exploration of electronic music’s limitless scope. The latest result of this process is new album ‘SEGL’, out on September 18th. In support of this she’ll be undertaking a marathon European tour in the autumn (dates subject to change!). ‘SEGL’ translates to ‘SAIL’ in English, and she explains the relevance in the themes of the record, again alluding to the dichotomy that informs her art: “It’s about navigating between smooth and rough edges of life. You have to hoist your SAIL to move but cannot direct the wind.” Eivør’s sonic world borders between experimental electro pop, traditional and improvised folk roots music, and a more obscure inspiration in Inuit throat singing. Her music has both soft and aggressive elements in it and coming from a background of classical singing alongside her love for metal and rock music, Eivør is known for taking inspiration from various genres and for exploring the extreme contrasts in her music.