Ahead of the release of her forthcoming album, Eivør has unveiled a new track called ‘Surrender’.
‘Surrender’ is a haunting, electronic offering from the Copenhagen-based, Faroese talent, which we’re truly hypnotised by. The song is an English reworking of ‘Silvitni’, the Faroese version of the song which was released in 2015.
In fact, Eivør’s forthcoming album Slør – which translates as ‘veils’ or ‘blurriness’- is a complete English-translated re-imagining of her Faroese-sung 2015 album of the same title. Over two years in the making, it will be her first commercial release here in the UK.
Talking about the initial inspiration behind the album, Eivør said: “Slør is very much about my roots – I just really wanted to go home, be back in the old environment. There was something exhilarating about being back at the heart of where I came from as a person and an artist, all the while realising how many things inside me had changed.”
Eivør will be heading out on a UK headline tour in a few months, with one of the London dates already sold out.
May 31 – St Pancras Old Church, London
June 1 – The Louisiana, Bristol
June 2 – The Islington, London (SOLD OUT)
June 3 – The Castle Hotel, Manchester
June 4 – Oran Mor, Glasgow
Whilst Eivør is only now making waves in the UK, she is already a well-known recording artist of over 16 years in her native Scandinavia. Since releasing her debut solo album at the age of 16, she has been a part of a number of collaborative projects.
Her music has synced on Scorsese’s Silence, as well as trailers for Game of Thrones and Deep Water Horizon. She also collaborated on the trailer soundtrack for Metal Gear Survive, and appeared at Los Angeles’ huge E3 gaming event last year, where she performed via live stream to a global audience of 50 million at the launch for Playstation’s God Of War. Most recently, Eivør scored the new series of The Last Kingdom, with Ivor Novello nominee John Lunn.