Ásgeir has announced his Straight to Vinyl project where he will be recording stripped down versions of his music directly to 7" vinyl records during the course of 24 hours. The project will take place in his studio in Iceland and will be broadcasted as live Slow TV on the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RÚV) and on Ásgeir’s YouTube channel worldwide between 5pm UTC on July 5th and 5pm UTC on July 6th.
Hey North America! It’s been awhile since we’ve been over, so I’m very happy to announce we’ll finally be back in the Fall to play the new album for you. Tickets are on sale this Friday!
It's almost five years since I released my debut album Dýrð í dauðaþögn in my home country Iceland. Never would I have thought of what life then had in store for me. Back in 2015 after constant touring and traveling the world over and over again I finally started working on my second album. I would be lying if I wouldn't say it was tough at times...really tough. The pressure was high and I felt it, not just from other people but also myself. The turning point of the album was when I went to stay with my mom in my old hometown and worked with my father on a few songs. That's when I gained peace and it felt like the album all came together after that. Afterglow is out today. I'm really proud of it and I hope it will make the world just a little bit nicer.
With just a week to go until the release of my album 'Afterglow' here's a little video I want to share with you.
While I was working on the album I went to stay with my mom in my hometown. It's a short story about the place where I grew up and the influence it has on my music, an old piano, working with my father, afterglow and getting my old self back.
Join Ásgeir for an exclusive Afterglow album launch on the evening of May 3rd in London!
Selected winners will attend a full album playback, with an acoustic live set from Ásgeir, followed by a Q&A with fans.
For your chance to attend, pre-order Afterglow exclusively from Ásgeir's artist shop by noon on Friday 28th April.
Winners will be announced Friday 28th April at 5pm, and must be able to attend an East London venue from 7pm. All those who have previously pre-ordered the album from the artist shop will be included in the prize draw.