Formed in 2006, Icelanders Rökkurró recently broke a three-year absence to deliver the stunning “Killing Time“, their first release with two new members and a move into more abstract electronic territory – away from their earlier sound.
“White Mountain” is the second track to be premiered from their upcoming album, due out later this year, and we’re proud to premiere it through a session we cut with them at last year’s Iceland Airwaves festival.
Produced by the Bedroom Community-associated Helgi Hrafn Jónsson, “White Mountain” began life as a piano ballad but, explains singer Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir, “we felt there was something greater lying underneath that deserved a more ambitious arrangement.”
“This is a special live version,” Stefánsdóttir explains, “…a little bit different from the album edition. My lyrics describe an epic but dangerous journey through the Icelandic highlands. It was actually inspired by Game of Thrones.”
Watch the session above.