Eivør is a Faroese techno-pop artist, although her work has been most successful here in the United States.
She has worked on songs for Game of Thrones, Homeland, The Last Kingdom, The Metal Gear Solid game series, and has also appeared at E3 in Los Angeles. Her music is dark and ethereal which means it fits perfectly into those series’ soundtracks. I’m even thinking it’d fit right into your playlist.
Her most recent release was the album Segl (meaning “Sail” in Faroese), which was released on Sept. 8. This follows the release of two music videos which are related to the album.
Eivør has a sound I cannot compare to anything I’ve heard before. Her powerful vocals are mythical and beautiful. Powered by moving and loud backing tracks, she makes for an unbeatable addition to a dramatic soundtrack. Her voice is quiet and mysterious shrouded in strength and power. It is almost entrancing to listen to. I really enjoy the unique sound that Eivør brings to the table.
Her album Segl is great to put on when working at night. It sets the vibe for the quiet night but is moving enough to give you the motivation to do what you need to get done. It is calming to zone out to. In fact, I’m listening to it to write this right now. Some songs in the album are in Faroese, which is a nice addition. I personally love music in other languages, and it gives her a chance to showcase her native language, which is only spoken by around 75,000 people. It’s a beautiful and enchanting language and fits her music very well.
Eivør released two music videos to accompany this album. Both videos were directed by Einar Egils and feature actor Tómas Lemarquis, who has had roles in Blade Runner 2049 and X-Men: Apocalypse.
The video for “Sleep On It” is dark, mysterious, and dramatic, shrouded in shades of blue and red with a dark ambience. The video is one long rolling shot, which is very hard to do. It takes skill on both the actors’ and cameramen’s parts to make sure everything comes together perfectly. The video is pleasant to watch and easily keeps the attention of the viewer, following the actors through all of the scenes on screen.
The second video accompanies the song “Let it Come." This video is softer in comparison to the other. It is black and white with accents of red thrown in. The color scheme is gorgeous and it fits the song very well. There is less happening on screen in this one in comparison to the previous video. There is less drama but more power, it is haunting to watch and to listen to, still very pleasing to watch.
Overall, I‘m very happy I found and now regularly listen to Eivør’s music. The haunting beauty that her music holds is unlike any other and I’m hoping to hear more from her in the future. You can stream her new album Segl on most streaming platforms, and find her two music videos on YouTube. Give it a chance!