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Sigur Rós’ Jónsi surprise drops dreamy new album ‘Obsidian’

Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi has surprise dropped a new album, Obsidian.

Just last year, Jónsi released Shiver, the highly anticipated follow-up to his 2010 debut solo album, Go. Now, he’s back again with another dreamy new collection. Paul Corley co-produced and mixed the album.

Obsidian is inspired by the eruption of Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano, which erupted in March 2021. At the time, the volcano had been laying dormant fro a whopping 800 years. It also aligns with an art installation that Jónsi is running of the same name. It takes place at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York from October 30th to December 17th.

Stream Obsidian below.

Shiver, on the other hand, marked Jónsi’s first solo record in a decade. It sees him delving even deeper into his rugged yet refined electronic experimentation. With production from A. G. Cook, the synth-driven album sees Jónsi adding some intentional chaos to his signature sound.

“After 10 years in the making it’s finally out … can’t believe it,” Jónsi wrote on Twitter upon its release.

Revisit Shiver below.

Upon announcing Shiver, Jónsi shared a video for its lead single, “Swill.” The Barnaby Roper-directed video opens with Jónsi’s head in focus, covered in hands before moving into a series of other visuals. From digital illustrations of flowers growing on bodies to clips of people whipping long hair, this video is a jam-packed visual explosion.

The album, which features previously released single “Exhale,” features vocal contributions from Robyn and Cocteau Twins’ Liz Fraser.

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