Released by Morr Music
Distributed by Morr Music Distribution GmbH
morr 154-cd - CD/Digital/LP (Ltd.)/LP
Worldwide: May 05, 2017
Back with her third solo album, Sóley’s new LP 'Endless Summer' arrives in May 2017 via Morr Music. Written over the period of one year together with her long-time friend and collaborator Albert Finnbogason, the new full-length sees the acclaimed musician from Iceland explore the more optimistic, sun-drenched corners of her songwriting. read more...
"Endless Summer is a masterpiece, not in the sense of perfection or completeness, but in the spirit of integrating life and all its messiness, into music."
Gold Flake Paint - U.K.
"..it’s more than satisfying to witness her lifting her prior sonic obfuscations—she’s never sounded this comfortable, as though she’s finally embracing her homeland’s orchestral destiny. After a decade this hard-worked, she’s earned it."
Paste Magazine -USA
"Die acht bezaubernd orchestrierten Lieder klingen trotz ihrer unterschwelligen Melancholie wie von Licht durchflutet."
Musik Express - DE
"Ein Album wie ein warmer Wind nach einem langen Winter: Das dritte Album der isländischen Kunstpop-Fee könnte genauso gut 'Everlasting Spring'heißen"
Intro - DE
"„Endless Summer“ steckt voll entrückter und gleichsam märchenhafter Popsongs."
"Ein Album wie drei Gläser Wein: Es verstärkt nur die Stimmung, in der man sich ohnehin befindet. Das Hören beim ersten frühlingshaften Endorphinschub ist daher besonders empfehlenswert".
Plattentest.de ; DE
"La voce dell'artista balza leggera tra le note di pianoforte e lievi riverberi elettronici"
Mucchio - IT
"Iridescente e cristallino gioiello Morr Music"
Blow Up - IT
Happy Release Day to Sóley! The sun-drenched 3rd album from the Icelandic songwriter, "Endless Summer", is out today. You can find it on iTunes / Apple Music, on Spotify, or you can order it on LP or CD (instant download included)!
Sóley / Sin Fang / Örvar Smárason continue releasing a new track each month. The new track "Black Screen" has been added to the growing playlist, be sure to follow our Spotify playlist so you don't miss out!
The anticipated new Sóley album "Endless Summer" is streaming now up on Gold Flake Paint! The record comes out this Friday, 5. May.
We asked Sóley to compile some of her recent favorites. The result is this Spotify playlist!
Sóley will be back this very May with her 3rd LP 'Endless Summer' and it is now available to pre-order. The album sees Sóley explore the more optimistic, sun-drenched corners of her songwriting.
Beside the standard formats (LP/CD), we'll have a super limited edition, pressed to transparent light blue vinyl, that comes with a special poster (and of course a download will be included). You can order it exclusively from anost.net. We strongly suggest not to sleep on this, as it is limited to 150 copies !
Digital copies can also be pre-ordered from iTunes
Back with her third solo album, Sóley’s new LP 'Endless Summer' arrives in May 2017 via Morr Music. Written over the period of one year together with her long-time friend and collaborator Albert Finnbogason, the new full-length sees the acclaimed musician from Iceland explore the more optimistic, sun-drenched corners of her songwriting.
Sóley’s latest offering is the warmth beneath the snow at the end of winter, the seeds waiting to grow as spring whispers to us. From the heavy organs, synths, and minor keys of her last album Ask The Deep, 'Endless Summer' emerges with a kind of hopeful sweetness, and feels even more vulnerable, as Sóley climbs with us to incandescence. "The idea for the album came pretty randomly one night in beginning of January 2016 when I woke up in the middle of the night and wrote a note to myself: ‘Write about hope and spring’," she says about the LP’s general direction. "So I painted my studio in yellow and purple, bought a grand piano, sat down and started playing, singing and writing."
And 'Endless Summer' delivers just that, opening with the song "Úa" (named after her young daughter) that washes over us like a hopeful dream. It’s based on an adventurous acoustic arrangement reminiscent of Joanna Newsom or Agnes Obel, which sets the tone for what is to follow in its wake. Throughout the new album, Sóley’s arrangements for a small orchestra give 'Endless Summer' a colorful touch: Take, for example, the track "Never Cry Moon", in which the sound of clarinet, trombone and cello beautifully engulf Sóley’s repetitive piano playing.
Comprised of eight songs, 'Endless Summer' is an album that’s grounded in fertile wisdom. Not just an ethereal dream of love and light, but a subtle, accumulative wisdom, a conscious choice to cling to vitality. One might say that one of Sóley’s signatures is the childlike wonder in her lyrics, and 'Endless Summer' delivers the same wonder, but with a kind of reverence for it, for she’s no longer a wanderer in a nightmare, but an enchanted lover of mystery.
With the album’s title track, "Endless Summer", Sóley soothes the wandering mind in her lyricism, asking: "Did you see the stars?/Did you see the sun come up?/You can find me in the flowers/You can find yourself some peace."
'Endless Summer' is like the Icelandic summer, a liminal, endless turning, a shift of consciousness, an endless awakening of continual brightness not without the acknowledgement of winter; it is the eruption from which the rebirth of light emerges.
Cat.no.: morr 154-cd
Format: CD/Promo/Digital/LP (Ltd.)/LP/
2. Sing Wood To Silence
4. Never Cry Moon
6. Before Falling
8. Endless Summer
May 05, 2017 (Worldwide)