One year after Bury The Moon, Icelandic singer-songwriter and musician Ásgeir has released a new EP called The Sky Is Painted Gray Today which is out now via One Little Indipendent. According to the press release, Four textured, original tracks, that have ve been long-gestating, were recorded for the most part in 2019 in Hljodriti and have been tweaked over the last few months. They mark something of a return to the artist’s deep roots, working once again with his father on their poetic Icelandic lyrics, as well as enlisting the likes of John Grant and Pétur Ben for the translations, a writing relationship that worked to great effect on his debut.
The collection encompasses his signature emotive delivery, delicate yet expansive folk, and intricate guitars. A more stripped-back approach was taken when putting these together, with a focus put on his singular vocal and the dexterous strumming of layered, warm acoustics.
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