The first time I heard the truly unique and mesmerizing sounds of Sóley, I was captivated. The Icelandic multi-instrumentalist had traveled the entire world and back again as part of the indie act Seabear before recognizing and becoming comfortable with her own vocal abilities and delving into solo work. I for one am extremely grateful that her work led to the release of her full album, We Sink, in 2011; an album which I have not been able to get enough of since hearing it for the first time a couple of weeks ago.
Sóley is what your brain wants to listen to while relaxing for the night with a great glass of wine. She has beautiful stories to tell, woven through catchy choruses and verses that, on the best of the songs on the album, have so many layers and effortlessly keep you intrigued.
Out of the 13 tracks on We Sink, the very first track, “I’ll Drown”, quickly became my favorite.
How about a live version?