Ásgeir performed in the open air in Amsterdam and he took Icelandic weather with him. Luckily, the rain did not ruin the performance. Continue reading
With only a bit more than 300.000 inhabitants, Iceland is quite a small country. When it comes to popular music however, they have had quite a few big names over the years, for example Björk and Sigur Rós. Recently singer-songwriter Ásgeir has become the pride of the Icelandic people with an amazingly successful debut album called Dýrð í dauðaþögn. It was certified triple platinum, is the most successful debut album of the country ever and some people even believe it is owned by 1 in 10 people in Iceland. Needless to say this title was not very marketable for the rest of the world so Ásgeir Trausti and his team decided to translate the lyrics to English and release the record as In The Silence.