Oh hey, it’s Friday again! Not sure why we sound surprised, it’s Friday every week, but ok. Anyway, we have some new music for your ears. There’s a new single and not one, but two debut EPs are born into the world today. It’s also a debut album! the difference, you ask?
While we spend the rest of the day very pleased with ourselves (we’ve been waiting for an opportunity to use this link), you can spend it slightly embarrassed for clicking it BUT with great music in your ears. It could be worse. Have a nice weekend!
All of these songs – and so many more that The Grapevine has come up with over the last twelve months – are available in our New music selection 2021-22 playlist.
Tara Mobee – Weird timing
We knew Tara Mobee was one to watch. ‘Weird Timing’ is her debut EP and has been in the works for approx. five years. If you’re into R&B/pop you’ll love this. Her vocals carry you through each of the five songs, along with catchy R&B beats and choruses. She has written all the lyrics herself and it seems that she agrees when we say that lyrics matter. A debut EP to be proud of. Congratulations, Tara! KW
Biggi Maus – Please Don’t Go
Birgis Örn Steinarsson’s new single in a duet with Rósa Ómars does not disappoint. This is quality pop with catchy lyrics. “Please don’t leave, just let go” will be stuck in your head for at least the rest of the day. Beware: this song may make you nostalgic or even rekindle old feelings for your ex. Use with caution. IZ
Karen Ósk – Let’s soar
Another debut EP we are happy to share with you. It gives us Taylor Swift vs. Miley Cyrus vibes. Something makes us think of sunflowers, picnics, riding off into the sunset on a horse (preferably with a prince in white by your side). The focus song is a collaboration with singer Birgir, whose voice matches Karen’s very well, and together they somehow make it sound like a staged song from a Disney movie. The EP is well balanced, it has pop, country, ballad… It feels like a good salad (you know, the ones that have just the right amount of everything. That’s a nice compliment, okay). KW
Kvikindi – Miss Iceland
Kvikindi call themselves a “dance punk phenomenon,” so we were naturally curious about their latest album. “Nffrú Ísland” which means “Miss Iceland” is absolutely brilliant! The cover image deserves special attention. Honestly, anything faded pink and purple will get our approval. The song that stuck with us is ‘Borgartún 31’ which is an address in Reykjavík 105. Kvikindi, please explain why you sing about Handprjónafélag Íslands? Don’t we get something? IZ