Eivør shares the video for recent single, ‘Surrender’ and announces November UK tour5 June 2017
Eivør has aired the new video for ‘Surrender’, lifted from her much-praised new album – and UK commercial debut – Slør (out now). Filmed on the shores of Eivør’s native Faroe Islands, the video arrives amidst a current sold-out UK tour (including two London shows) – Eivør’s first run of headline dates in this country. A second run of UK dates through November is already on sale, including London’s Bush Hall on November 28, 2017 (full UK dates below).
The Faroese singer-songwriter’s recently released album Slør marks her UK debut. The album, which is over two years in the making, is actually an English-translated re-imagining of her Faroese-sung 2015 album release of the same title. Eivør originally wrote the Faroese version of ‘Slør’ – which translates as ‘veils’ or ‘blurriness’ – having returned to her childhood home in the remote Scandinavian archipelago of The Faroe Islands.
You can hear Eivør on the soundtrack she co-wrote for the series of the Netflix/BBC flagship show The Last Kingdom (airing now) with Ivor Novello nominee John Lunn. The TV reworking of Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories acts as Eivør’s latest TV/film sync following her previous work on Scorsese’s Silence and the TV series Game of Thrones.
Her double-tracked vocal, kittenish tone and dancing melody suggest Kate Bush MOJO
Growing up on a remote island with a population of a thousand certainly has given Eivør a unique perspective The Times ****
Shades of Depeche Mode and Bat For Lashes Sunday Times Breaking Act
An intensely dark experience The Line of Best Fit
Experimental but accessible, Slør’s dark electronic beats bring to mind artists such as Portishead, Massive Attack and Depeche Mode, but the spine-tingling vocals are more reminiscent of Kate Bush Prog
Ominous percussion and darkly ethereal beats The Sun
The record’s electronics glimmer and land with laser accuracy The Skinny
2 June | The Islington, London SOLD OUT
3 June | The Castle Hotel, Manchester SOLD OUT
4 June | Oran Mor, Glasgow
27 November | Fleece, Bristol
28 November | Bush Hall, London
29 November | Night & Day, Manchester
Watch ‘Surrender’ below: