Sigur Rós have shared new single ‘Blóðberg’.
The track is the Icelandic group’s first blast of new music in seven years, and it comes as Sigur Rós prepare to play London’s Royal Festival Hall on June 15th. Performing as part of this year’s Meltdown Festival, the band were invited to play at the behest of curator, Christine and the Queens.
Out now, ‘Blóðberg’ is endlessly beautiful, yet there’s also a bite to the music Sigur Rós are creating. There’s a sense of weight to what the Icelandic group create, aligned to their outstanding emotional impact.
Alongside this, Sigur Rós have shared the full video for ‘Blóðberg’, shot by Johan Renck, director of the HBO miniseries Chernobyl. The director comments…
“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.”
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Tim Dunk