Icelandic indie pop enchantress Sóley is returning to Kino Šiška with her new record Endless Summer, released by Berlin label Morr Music. The evening will begin with a performance by German singer and producer Josin, whose vocal mastery has earned her many approving comparisons to Thom Yorke.
Trained composer Sóley Stefánsdóttir first set foot on the music scene as a member of indie folk seven-piece Seabear. Her first visit to Ljubljana took place in 2009 with the Sin Fang project, alongside Seabear founder Sindri Már Sigfússon.
The following year, having finally overcome her fear of singing onstage, she released her first EP via Morr Music, then her breakthrough debut We Sink in 2011. A pop album that put her dreamy vocals and dark poetry at the forefront, it introduced Sóley to international audiences and paved her way onto European stages, including Kino Šiška, where we had to switch her show to the larger of our two halls due to exceptional interest.
Something similar happened to Sóley ahead of the release of her second album Ask the Deep, a deeper and darker record. Before heading out on her second European tour, the musician also performed at ATP Iceland, Rauðasandur Festival and Iceland Airwaves.
This time, Sóley is coming to Kino Šiška a mere 20 days after the release of her new album Endless Summer (scheduled for release on May 5). In her own words, the album will be full of optimism, warmth, hope or, like the Icelandic summer, with “a liminal, endless turning, a shift of consciousness, an endless awakening of continual brightness not without the acknowledgement of winter; it is the eruption from which the rebirth of light emerges”.
In her musical expression, young musician Josin relies on organic beats and an ethereal voice, reminiscent of the work of Thom Yorke himself. She finds inspiration primarily in the northern parts of our planet, as wonderful in its contrasts between the warm beauty of life and the cold might of nature as her songs. Despite their minimalist design, her compositions flood over the listener with elegance and intensity, while the electronic production intrigues with its open-mindedness.
Organisation: Kino Šiška.
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