IL TALENTO ISLANDESE CHE HA CONQUISTATO IL MONDO E VENDUTO MILIONI DI COPIE, CONQUISTANDO IL CUORE DEGLI APPASSIONATI DI POP SOPRAFFINO
In concerto in Italia
VENERDÌ 24 NOVEMBRE 2017
BOLOGNA – LOCOMOTIV CLUB
UNICA DATA ITALIANA!
DOPO IL PRECEDENTE E PLURIPREMIATO “IN THE SILENCE” E IL SUCCESSO DEL NUOVO ALBUM “AFTERGLOW” (OLTRE 15 MILIONI DI STREAM SU SPOTIFY) PUBBLICATO A MAGGIO PER ONE LITTLE INDIAN/AUDIOGLOBE
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ÁSGEIR in concerto Venerdì 24 novembre, Bologna, Locomotiv Club
Via Sebastiano Serlio 25/2 – Bologna
> apertura porte ore 21:30
> inizio live ore 22:30
> ingresso €15,00 + prev.
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> tessera AICS 2017/2018 obbligatoria (8€)
Link evento: https://www.facebook.com/asgeirmusic/app/123966167614127/
A quattro anni di distanza dal fortunato album d’esordio, “In The Silence”, il 5 Maggio 2017 il cantautore ventiquattrenne Ásgeir ha pubblicato il nuovo lavoro, “Afterglow”, via One Little Indian. L’uscita del disco è stata anticipata dal singolo “Unbound”, un pezzo di musica mozzafiato e affascinante che conferma il talento del musicista islandese. L’album abbandona i suoni acustici che avevano caratterizzato “In The Silence” e si immerge nell’elettronica melanconica più pura.
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Released on May 5th 2017 via One Little Indian, Afterglow has all the confident hallmarks of an artist who’s now at home with his status as one of music’s most exciting new voices. “I consider myself lucky to have been able to go around the world with my friends to play,” he 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.” That globe-trotting wisdom is keenly felt on Afterglow, which ambitiously balances icy electronic shades of Bon Iver, James Blake and Anohni with soul, R&B and even gospel influences from different eras and places.
The album leaves behind the folk-tinged acoustics of 2014 debut album ‘In The Silence’ and dives into melancholic electronica in its purest form. The spell-binding artist has also once again collaborated with his father – renowned poet Einar Georg Einarsson – for ‘Afterglow’, who is credited with writing the lyrics for the entire album alongside long-time musical collaborators, Ásgeir’s brother Thorsteinn, Julius Robertsson & Hogni. Talking about ‘Afterglow’, Ásgeir said: “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.”
Winner of the 2012 Album of the Year at the Icelandic Music Awards, ‘In The Silence’ sold so many copies that it is estimated one-tenth of the population now owns that release. (BBC Radio 2 host, Dermot O’Leary, once tested this theory out, calling a random number in the Icelandic phonebook – the woman who answered not only owned a copy, but Ásgeir’s mother had taught her son at school.) The ubiquity of the album (entitled Dýrð í dauðaþögn in Iceland) also caught the attention of musician John Grant, who immediately recognised Ásgeir’s musical talent and ended up translating the lyrics into English for the international version of the album.
The introverted and humble artist couldn’t have predicted the immensity of his success off the back of ‘In The Silence’ – coming from the Icelandic town of Laugarbakki, populated by just 40 people. The same year, Ásgeir sold out two shows at Sydney Opera House, one at Shepard’s Bush Empire and played a mesmerising show at London’s Union Chapel, which sold out months in advance. The album became the fastest selling debut from a home grown artist in Iceland, breaking all previous records and outselling Björk and Sigur Ros by a long way. At just 20 years of age, Ásgeir had become an overnight sensation.