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Ásgeir is back with "Unbound" and details of second record Afterglow

26 January 2017, 18:31 | Written by Laurence Day

Icelandic singer/songwriter Ásgeir shares "Unbound", the staggering lead cut from long-awaited second LP Afterglow.

The acclaimed multi-instrumentlist released his debut album In The Silence far too long ago - but it's clear his return is worth the wait. Electronica infiltrates Ásgeir's deeply affecting folk structures - it's not far removed from Bon Iver's beautiful chaos.

"I consider myself lucky to have been able to go around the world with my friends to play," Ásgeir says. "Before touring I had only been to Sweden and Denmark. Now I don’t even remember where I have been or where I have not been."

For Afterglow Ásgeir has teamed again with his father – poet and Ólafur Arnalds collaborator Einar Georg Einarsson – and Guðmundur Kristinn Jónsson. Ásgeir's brother Thorsteinn and Julius Robertsson have also contributed.

"I feel like I have achieved plenty already with this album, gotten to know myself better, feel like I’ve grown a lot. Not just because of the album, but it has definitely helped," Ásgeir says of the new LP's personal impact.

Afterglow is released 5 May via One Little Indian.
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