Monday, March 31, 2008

Heartstopper

Another week begins and another music video is in order. Last week I posted Club 8, a wonderful band from Sweden. Today, I figure that I will continue with a tour of Scandinavian bands (so you can expect music from Norway, Denmark, and Finland in the coming weeks), picking an artist from Iceland. I first discovered Emiliana Torrini during my backpacking trip through Europe in 2004. I met a nice Icelander in a train station in Oslo, Norway who recommended many bands from Scandinavia--Emiliana was among the list offered. Some of you may be familiar with her work without even knowing it. . . after all, she is responsible for Gollum's theme song in Lord of the Rings.
Anyhow, this particular song is titled, "Heartstopper." I hope that you enjoy it!

4 comments:

Ms. Liz said...

I wonder what it is about Icelandic singers that give them that child like tone and profundity. Thanks for this

Jennette said...

Thanks for sharing Brett! First Sigur Ros and now her, I think Iceland is coming out of obscurity. I like her rendition f Sounds of Silence, I think Simon and Garfunkle would too.

Nicole Bullock said...

What an awesome voice and an even more entertaining video. Taylor and I watched it twice. Hooray for Brett music suggestions!

Liz W. said...

Love her! I've been looking for another Icelandic singer to add to my mix.