Icelandic singer – DíSA

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  • 4th August 2015
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    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. Bio 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 […]




    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.

    Bio

    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.

     

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    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.

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    Farao – Norwegian songstress

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  • 29th July 2015
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    Nordophile has been seduced by the ethereal voice of Kari Jahnsen, a London-based Norwegian singer. Farao, is the musical alter ego of adventurous pop songbird & multi-instrumentalist Kari Jahnsen, who will release her debut album Till It’s All Forgotten on 11th September 2015 via Full-Time Hobby.     Today she reveals a new single ‘Bodies’, a song about […]




    Nordophile has been seduced by the ethereal voice of Kari Jahnsen, a London-based Norwegian singer.

    Farao, is the musical alter ego of adventurous pop songbird & multi-instrumentalist Kari Jahnsen, who will release her debut album Till It’s All Forgotten on 11th September 2015 via Full-Time Hobby.

     

     

    Today she reveals a new single ‘Bodies’, a song about giving into bad decisions and described by The Fader as “A tense, trombone-laced march led by Jahnsen’s gentle urging.”

    Farao composed and performed all instruments (except brass and drums) on Till It’s All Forgotten’s ten songs. Shimmering with depths of determination and sorrow, the album combines celestial pop, R&B and haunting brass melodies.

     

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    Farao’s varied and evocative musical artillery – guitars, synths, organs, glockenspiel, sitar – dances at her fingertips, dazzlingly interwoven with her ethereal vocals to create a suite of music that is otherworldly and entirely her own. First single ‘Hunter’ shimmers with starry electronics churning against an inexorable underbelly of rhythm. The brooding ‘Bodies’, thunders over rugged terrain, its knotted path smoothed by Farao’s angelic, but stoic, voice.

     

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    Produced by Mike Lindsay (of Tunng) and mixed by Grammy Award winner Andrew Scheps (Hozier, Lana Del Rey, Cass McCombs), Farao’s sublime debut is a unique composite of sonic elements perfectly reflecting and enlarging upon its emotional themes and dramatic range.

    Farao is set to play the Sebright Arms on 10th September.

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