Born in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland, Sóley has attracted a huge following with her fairytale song craft over the last years. After the EP “Theater Island” (2010) announced her as a solo musician, the fantastical, sepia-toned alt-pop tunes of debut full-length “We Sink” (2011) already won her a massive, devoted fanbase: Often praised for her delicate take on composition, her songs’ “dream-like” qualities and “dark surrealism,” a track like “Pretty Face” has gained over 22,4 million YouTube views since its release.
Having studied piano and later composition at the Icelandic Art Academy, Sóley Stefánsdóttir, who was formerly a member of the band Seabear, released another EP entitled “Krómantík” in 2014, comprised of piano works originally composed for various theater/film productions, and returned to even darker, nocturnal themes with sophomore album “Ask The Deep,” which came out in early 2015. Following its release, she once again toured the world and supported John Grant for his UK shows in early 2016.
Currently also working on a series of collaborative recordings with former band-mate Sin Fang and Örvar Smárason (múm), which will see them release new material on a monthly basis throughout 2017, she’s about to return with her forthcoming third album “Endless Summer,” which arrives on 05/05 via Morr Music. Leaving the darkness of “Ask The Deep” behind and focusing on more organic/acoustic arrangements, “Endless Summer” was written and recorded over the span of 12 months with long-time friend and collaborator Albert Finnbogason.