Sigur Rós – Ísjaki (single) (XL Recordings)


Rejoice! The second track from Sigur Rós upcoming seventh studio album, ‘Kveikur’ (album art above), has been unveiled and it’s absolutely gorgeous and majestic.

“Ísjaki” is without the bombast of the first single,“Brennisteinn (read our review). In fact, the new single is the most direct and “pop” we’ve heard the Icelandic post-rock icons since “Gobbledigook” and “Hoppipolla” before it.

Structurally it’s also the most straight forward and cohesive since the aforementioned while vocally, its melodies are immediate, staying with you long after just one or two plays.

Sigur Rós create beauty and elegance like no other and “Ísjaki” is yet another fine example of this, only this time they do with a “pop” like appeal.

“Ísjaki” is taken from the forthcoming Sigur Rós album ‘Kveikur’, which will be released worldwide June 17/18 on XL Recordings.

Watch“Ísjaki” below: