We are excited to announce the forthcoming e.p., “Frúin í Hamborg” (2mf021), by Icelandic songwriter and musician Jón Þór. The 4 track e.p. will be released on 10th November 2016 and will be available on 180g heavy vinyl and digital download from a wide variety of stores including iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, and our own website. It will also be available to stream on Spotify, TIDAL, and Apple Music among other services.
With the forthcoming e.p., Jón Þór has returned to his first love; jangly, guitar-heavy scando-pop with choruses that weld themselves to your brain. Much like on his debut album, he crafts his lyrics in Icelandic, giving him more confidence to explore fragile lyrical themes, and here Jón Þór wears his heart very much on his sleeve, spinning a story about repeating the same mistakes.
“Stelpur digs into the essence of being young, desperate and lovesick in the midst of the whirlpool of a drinking binge in the Reykjavík nightlife” (Straumur). “Einmana Menn” follows the the after-effects; regret and loneliness. “Ég er á Vesturleið” is about rejuvenation and a need to escape, and the title track, “Frúin í Hamborg”, is about losing grip, finding delirium and sinking deeper though finding light in the most unlikely of places. Musically the e.p. follows this journey and is upbeat, ebullient, summer indie pop music.
More on the release coming over the next few weeks, including some clips and a video for the lead track. Stay tuned.