Tuesday 2 July 2019
R&B-infused electronic music with dark themes

Watch out for this Icelandic musician – he’s heading for the stars!

On his latest album Auður (civil name Auðunn Lúthersson) sings in Icelandic, and even though you don’t understand the words, you certainly understand the meaning and mood from Auður’s delicious fusion of R&B and electronic music.

The 25-year-old Icelander has already taken Iceland by storm, and now the big world is waiting.

Auður released his debut album Alone (this one’s in English) in 2017. He then turned to his native language and recorded Afsanakir (‘excuses’) in 2018, a self-reflective album dealing with themes such as depression, break-up and mental health issues. Not exactly a recipe for good times but it’s contrasted by warm, upbeat and lush productions. Fans of The Weeknd, James Blake and the like should definitely have a taste of Auður.

Auður has recently opened for Post Malone, and he has toured through Europe. Back home in Iceland he has been nominated for several Iceland Music Awards (and won some). He also has PM approval, having recently been included in Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir’s playlist celebrating twenty years of the Iceland Airwaves festival.

Come catch Auður on the Countdown stage at Roskilde Festival 2019.