Following the release of his first album in ten years, Sigur Rós’ Jónsi has shared a new video for his Shiver track “Sumarið sem aldrei kom.”
Jónsi explains of the video for “Sumarið sem aldrei kom,” which translates to “The Summer That Never Came”:
“I asked my friend Frosti to make a video about Iceland but not the beautiful nature and landscapes. More like snapshots of everyday lives, the shitty weather and depression. I remember calling home to Iceland one summer’s day and talking to my sister. She was complaining that it was just endless rain and cold. It went from spring to fall and the summer never came. Icelanders live for these sunrays and light and when it doesn’t come, it’s hard. It’s a hard place to be, but also the best place to be. It’s the light – it’s the darkness. And everything in between. We also want to dedicate this film to Ólafur Kristjánsson (the weather man) that is in the film but passed away soon after this was shot. RIP.”
Watch the video for “Sumarið sem aldrei kom” below.