Sóley Debuts New Video For 'I'll Drown,' Prepares For Tour With Of Monsters And Men

posted October 30, 2012

Sóley Debuts New Video For 'I'll Drown,' Prepares For Tour With Of Monsters And Men

Icelandic artist Sóley Stefánsdóttir, and member of the indie-collective Seabear and Sin Fang, has premiered a new video for single 'I'll Drown' with NYLON. The dreamlike sequences were filmed outside of her house and near the sea in Reykjavík. Director Anne Peters explains the treatment, "as an unexpected collage, as the images and music create a new dimension in the surrealistic world Sóley sings about. The meaning of the images and words change in another context and you sees things in a different perspective. You have to look twice to discover there is more than meets the eye, but you don't exactly know what it is."

Sóley will support her debut full-length, We Sink (Morr Music) on a mostly sold out tour with Of Monsters and Men next month. The tour begins after she performs at this year's Iceland Airwaves Festival. She will play Morr Music's festival showcase on Wednesday, October 31 alongside FM Belfast, Sin Fang, Pascal Pinon, Prins Polo.

Sóley has received over 8 million YouTube views for a fan's uploaded stream of her song 'Pretty Face.' It's hard to believe this is the same artist that did not deem herself a proper singer until she had been around the world and back with Seabear. Sometimes incredibly catchy and other times amazingly quirky, We Sink has a carefree quality reminiscent of earlier Icelandic acts but also calling to mind the sounds of Joanna Newsom, or the Casady sisters circa 2004.

Sóley Tour Dates

  • Oct-31 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Iðnó^ [Iceland Airwaves]
  • Nov-15 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus (sold-out)    
  • Nov-16 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus (sold-out) 
  • Nov-17 - Montreal, QB Metropolis - (M for Montreal) (sold-out)  
  • Nov-19 - Boston, MA -Orpheum 
  • Nov-20 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 (sold-out) 
  • Nov-21 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 (sold-out) 
  • Nov-24 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower   
  • Nov-25 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club (sold-out)
  • Nov-28 - Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade  
  • Nov-29 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle (sold-out) 
  • Nov-30 - Orlando, FL - Beacham (sold-out) 

^FM Belfast, Sin Fang, Prins Póló, Pascal Pinon
*All US dates with Of Monsters and Men except Raleigh, NC 

We Sink Tracklisting

  1. I'll Drown
  2. Smashed Birds
  3. Pretty Face
  4. Bad Dream
  5. Dance
  6. And Leave
  7. Blue Leaves
  8. Kill The Clown
  9. Fight Them Soft
  10. About Your Funeral 
  11. The Sun Is Going Down I
  12. The Sun Is Going Down II
  13. Theater Island