Eivør releases LP Segl, announces live stream for Oct 92 October 2020
With a timbre, range and creativity often similar to a certain K Bush, Segl is an expansive electronic pop-prog tour-de-force that has enough sugar for the mainstream and grit for the connoisseur – Prog
This is an album full of sweeping epics – Metro
A beautiful moving landscape you need to lose yourself in – Stylist
Segl develops Eivør’s elemental electronica by enhancing its ability to convey her environments – 8/10 God is In The TV
Eivør today reveals details for a very special digital streamed concert on October 9, 2020 to celebrate the launch of her new album, ‘Segl’, out now and streaming on all platforms. The event – which will be broadcast from Nordic House in Torshavn, the tiny capital city of Eivør’s native Faroe Islands – will have a socially distanced audience of just 100 people in attendance, with a ticketed stream accessible worldwide. The full-band, extensively produced show will see Eivør play fan favourites alongside brand new material from ‘Segl’, which features co-production from Lana Del Rey collaborator Dan Heath & a guest appearance from Ásgeir. Tickets for the digital stream will be on sale at 10am BST on September 23 from https://shops.ticketmasterpartners.com/eivor-live-stream.
Speaking about the forthcoming live-streamed event, Eivør says; “I have been so sad that I had to postpone my entire album tour to next year due to COVID and I know it must have been a huge disappointment for my fans too. One show that I AM able to play is this album release concert at Nordic House on the Faroe Islands. It’s a gorgeous venue and the government allows up to 100 people inside the auditorium. I thought I’d share this moment with the world so decided to get this show filmed.”
‘Segl’ is the follow-up to Copenhagen-based Eivør’s widely-praised 2017 release & UK commercial debut, ‘Slør’, which triggered her debut appearance on Later….With Jools Holland. Eivør soundtracks the current series of Netflix/BBC flagship The Last Kingdom (co-written with Ivor Novello/BAFTA-nominated John Lunn), and her music has previously been synched on Homeland & Game Of Thrones alongside hit video games Metal Gear Survive and God Of War. Eivør’s headline European tour in support of the release is now re-scheduled to 2021 – the string of three UK dates will include London’s Union Chapel on October 23, 2021.
Born & raised in Syðrugøta, a tiny community of just over 400 people on one of the northerly Faroe Islands, Eivør grew up surrounded by the windswept landscape of the North Atlantic, a backdrop that has deeply influenced the elemental electronica she creates. ‘Segl’ – Eivør’s ninth album, since releasing her debut at just 17 – builds on these motifs, exploring the journeys we undertake, both metaphorically and physically. The title – meaning ‘sail’ in Faroese – alludes to our desire for growth and direction, and the role of fate. “You have to hoist your own sail,” notes Eivør; “but you cannot control the wind.”
‘Segl’ is out now and streaming from here.