Eivør today releases a new single and video, ‘Let It Come’, the latest lifted from her forthcoming album ‘Segl’ (out September 18, 2020). The transportive new clip - filmed in Iceland - is a prequel to the video for previous single release ‘Sleep On It’, which Eivør released last month. Both videos are directed by Einar Egils and feature actor Tómas Lemarquis (Blade Runner 2049, X-Men: Apocalypse). The video arrives alongside rescheduled details for Eivør’s European tour in support of ‘Segl’ (which features an appearance from Ásgeir and co-production from Lana Del Rey collaborator Daniel Heath), which has been postponed to 2021. The string of three UK dates will include London’s Union Chapel on October 23, 2021.
Speaking about ‘Let It Come’, Eivør says; It’s one of those songs that took many shapes before it reached its final destination and I guess the opening line pretty much explains it all: “Sometimes I overthink the most simple things”. This song is a follow up to my previous single Sleep On It - whilst that was about insomnia and making difficult choices, Let It Come is about coming out at the other end of this struggle, embracing the uncertainties you might find yourself in and finding the courage to believe that something good will come your way.
Of the interplay between the two music videos he has created for Eivør, director Einar Eglis adds; Let It Come is a prequel to the end of the world that was portrayed in the ‘Sleep On It’ video. Eivør has been stuck in a loop of uncertainty for years, until she sees a vision that will end everything as we know it, and she is the key towards redemption. She must face these facts and embrace the golden idol she is to become.
Eivør hails from the remote Scandinavian archipelago of The Faroe Islands, where she grew up in a tiny village with a population of just 453. The 2017 release of the album ‘Slør’ saw Eivør make her debut in the UK with the anglophile version of an album previously recorded entirely in Faroese, following a painstaking period of translation & re-recording. Whilst ‘Slør’ - which also triggered Eivør’s debut on Later…..With Jools Holland - was her commercial British debut, in Nordic territories Eivør Pálsdóttir is a veteran artist of over 16 years standing.
Immersing herself in music from 13, Eivør fronted a trip-hop band after discovering seminal albums by Massive Attack and Portishead. Gigs soon followed, held afloat in rowing boats, in the pitch-black darkness of a huge cave on the island of Hestur. At 16 Eivør quit school, moving alone to Reykjavik to release her debut album and pursue classical singing training. She has since won the Icelandic Music Prize, twice - the first non-Icelandic artist to do so. A move from Iceland to Copenhagen, alongside numerous sync spots across TV and film - including Homeland, Game Of Thrones & The Last Kingdom - are all testament to the crossover appeal of her music. Eivør also collaborated on the soundtrack for Metal Gear Solid and performed to a global audience of 50 million at the launch of God Of War.