Icelandic musician and singer-songwriter Sóley has released a new album called Mother Melancholia which is out now via Lovitt Records. According to the press release, Described by the artist as “Nosferatu meets Thelma and Louise in a vampire church under the watchful eye of David Lynch”, Mother Melancholia is the soundtrack to the end of the world as we know it. Having surrounded herself with real-life stories of global warming and patriarchal politics Sóley, a self-confessed news addict, couldn’t shake the feeling that she was going to die. This feeling was so all encompassing that it sparked the idea for a new project. Could there be a soundtrack for the last days of humans on earth? How would that sound?

Whilst writing the album, which serves as a tongue-in-cheek eulogy to our planet, Sóley began reading about ecofeminism, a branch of feminism which uses the concept of gender to analyse the relationship between humans and the natural world. Ecofeminism emphasises that both women and nature must be respected but also separated. Since the beginning of time, the natural world has been synonymous with female identity, phrases like Mother Nature are commonplace. “The patriarchy views women as volatile and hysterical. Earth and women are either our saviours or our destroyers,” explains Sóley. “It’s so easy to abuse the earth, like the patriarchy has abused women since the dawn of time, then ask for forgiveness afterwards and promise they will never do it again”.

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