Nordophile is featuring Icelandic singer/songwriter DíSA from Reykjavik. Bringing her Icelandic vibe to her adoptive country Denmark, DíSA combines all the Nordic qualities to mesmerise with her musical talent.
Icelandic born DíSA is a singer and songwriter based in Copenhagen, Denmark. DíSA’s music is about challenging and expanding the boundaries of modern pop music, and she finds inspiration in the wild, Scandinavian nature. DíSA’s Music shares the qualities of her native country – it is cold yet compelling and you always sense an underlying risk of eruption.
DíSA debuted in 2013 with the single ‘Sun’ that premiered on the lifestyle magazine Nowness.com. Subsequent, it created a lot of blog attention, with a dark and beautiful video. The single was well received by the Danish press as well describing DíSA’s vocals as “unearthly” and “angelic”. With DíSA’s symphonic and picturesque compositions, she is the latest demonstration of Iceland’s enormous pool of talent.
Photo Chris Calmer
DíSA released her second single ‘Stones’ 3rd of February 2014 – the day after she played her debut concert as support act for Ellie Goulding.
The song is produced by Brian Batz (Sleep Party People), and the video is made by Icelandic video artist Máni Sigfússon, who have made a perfect match between the Icelandic nature and the music of DíSA.
Since then DíSA has been working with various songwriters in London, Gothenburg and Stockholm and is currently, and will be performing at this year’s Iceland Airwaves. Her debut EP, Sculpture, was released worldwide on March 24th, 2015.
DíSA has earned praise from Pigeons and Planes [“spooky but entirely compelling”], The Line Of Best Fit [“truly exciting”], Hilly Dilly [“if ‘enchanting-pop’ wasn’t a sub-genre before, it should be now”] and many others. She has played Scandinavian industry festivals Iceland Airways, by:Larm and Spot festival.