Don't Ever Listen

Sóley. Don't Ever Listen

Released by Morr Music
Distributed by Morr Music Distribution GmbH
morr 140 - 10”/Digital

Release Dates
Worldwide: Oct 30, 2015


Since initiating her solo career in 2010 with the EP Theater Island, Sóley Stefánsdóttir has proven to be relentless in terms of both versatility and productivity. Her third EP Don't Ever Listen shortly follows her sophomore album Ask The Deep, released through Morr Music in the spring of 2015. read more...

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"Don't Ever Listen" captures solitude with an intensity reminiscent of Portland artist Grouper."

The Fader - USA

“Sóley is a perfect product of her home. She's confronting discomfort, steadfast as a Viking, and her weapons are whimsy and surrealism. In a nation co-populated by hidden people, that combination is more than familiar. It's formidable.”

NPR Music - USA

“Sóley is a 29-year-old singer-songwriter from Iceland who makes dark, ethereal music that blends elements of traditional folk, electronic music, and modern pop. Her songs are chill in the sense that they sound a little eerie and haunting, but they're still a pleasure on the ears… completely spellbinding.”

Nylon - USA

"Don’t Ever Listen« passt so bequem in die hinterste Herzkammer wie ein Reclam-Büchlein in die Gesäßtasche einer handelsüblichen Jeans.."

HHV -Mag DE

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Sóley. Don't Ever Listen

Morr Music - morr 140

Since initiating her solo career in 2010 with the EP Theater Island, Sóley Stefánsdóttir has proven to be relentless in terms of both versatility and productivity. Her third EP Don't Ever Listen shortly follows her sophomore album Ask The Deep, released through Morr Music in the spring of 2015. Don't Ever Listen collects five intimate pieces that were originally recorded as demos for Ask The Deep, but dismissed by Sóley because she wanted the album to feature fewer guitar sounds. As with her two EPs before – in 2014 she had re-released Krómantik, a collection of piano instrumentals – Sóley takes the format as an opportunity to explore new sides to her unique talents.

The songs on Don't Ever Listen have been either recorded on the Irish island Inis Oirr or in Sóley's home in Iceland during the year 2012. Having just moved houses, she needed to opt for a more provisional solution as her studio hadn't been fully set up. This allowed for a more lo-fi, undoubtedly charming atmosphere and even gave Sóley's feline flatmate Tóa a place in the spotlight: As the only guest on the EP, it contributed a few well-pitched meows to the EP's title track. While the dense piano ballad "I Will Find You" clearly evokes the aesthetics of Ask The Deep and "N.Y. Hotel" – the first cover Sóley has ever recorded – carefully re-interprets The Knife's brittle original, the three other pieces on Don't Ever Listen rely heavily on minimalistic guitar melodies.

Having always been turning her shortcomings into qualities – Sóley's choice to not sing in her native language grants her more artistic freedom and generates meaning through happy accidents – the Icelandic songwriter takes the chance to devote herself to an instrument she admits she has not fully mastered yet. The result however is far from modest. The instrumental minimalism leaves more room for Sóley's voice, which is often multiplied and manipulated in perfect symbiosis to her lyrics which revolve around themes of longing, fear and of course the occasional ghost.

Considering her unmatched productivity, it comes as no surprise that Sóley is also planning two other EPs focusing on other instruments – accordion and organ respectively – which will form a trilogy with Krómantik.

Cat.no.: morr 140
Format: 10”/Digital

Tracklisting

1
1. N.Y. Hotel
2. Wedding
3. While I Sleep (Scary Adventures)
4. Don't Ever Listen
5. I Will Find You

Release Dates:
Oct 30, 2015 (Worldwide)