Arny Margret – sniglar [Video]
The new single “sniglar” by Icelandic singer/songwriter Arny Margret is nothing short of utterly gorgeous. From its soothing vocal delivery to its mesmerizing and simply beautiful production. While ‘sníglar’ is Icelandic for ‘snail,” Arny Margret sings in English and clearly knows the language very well as her lyrics are powerful and captivating. With “sniglar” she released the second track from her upcoming album they only talk about the weather, out on October 21st via One Little Independent Records.
Asked about “sniglar,” Arny says:
I was in a place where I hadn’t been in for a year, so I was getting a lot of déjà vu and remembering a lot of stuff from that time. All the places I had been in, the conversations I had, things that I could have done better and so forth. It’s one of my favourites on the album, it’s simple and honest.
It’s the disarming simplicity which at the same time is almost overwhelmingly hypnotic, that drew us immediately in!
Arny was born and raised in a small town called Ísafjörður, which is part of The Westfjords, a large peninsula in northwestern Iceland that faces the east coast of Greenland. There’s a reason why Arny likes to muse about the weather on her upcoming album and explains:
I like to use the weather, in one of my songs I even make it a person, I sing “I am blinded by the light of winter, but it comes and goes away, I don’t like her very much, you can’t depend on anything she’ll say.”
We can’t wait to hear that song and look forward to listen to the entire album.
To get an idea of what weather in Iceland looks like but also how fascinating this country is, watch the music video, with cinematography by Ívar Kristján Ívarsson, grip by Hákon Hjartarson, and editing by Gudmundur Kristinn Jónsson and Arny Margret herself. Check out “singlar,” our Song Pick of the Day:
Photo credit: Anna Maggý