Icelandic artist Ásgeir recently released his EP, The Sky Is Painted Gray Today. The album’s four tracks, were recorded for the most part in 2019 in Hljodriti and have been tweaked over the last few months. They mark something of a return to the artist’s deep roots, working once again with his father on their poetic Icelandic lyrics, as well as enlisting the likes of John Grant and Pétur Ben for the translations.
The Sky Is Painted Gray Today also includes the miraculous story “Sunday Drive”, a lyrical retelling of a car accident Ásgeir experienced in his youth. He tells us; “Sunday Drive’ was written about a car accident I had when I was 7 years old. Every Sunday me and my family used to drive on top of a mountain close to the town where we lived and then get out of the car, walk around and enjoy the view. On the day of the accident my older sister was allowed to take pictures on a new camera that my mom and dad had recently bought but they didn’t trust me with it so I got upset and stayed in the car while they went out to take pictures. While I was upset waiting in the car I started playing with the gear shift and handbrake and suddenly the car started moving. It flew down the hill and flipped around a few times and was completely destroyed when it stopped. I crawled out pretty much uninjured, only needing four stitches on my head.”
The Sky Is Painted Gray Today
1. The Sky Is Painted Gray Today
3. On The Edge
4. Sunday Drive
Order The Sky Is Painted Gray Today by Ásgeir HERE