Bláskjár is a solo project of Dísa Hreiðarsdóttir, an already experienced multi-instrumentalist and singer from Reykjavík who’s been involved in multiple Icelandic bands and studied composition at the Iceland Academy of the Arts.
Her new video, “Silkirein”, is the first taste of her forthcoming debut EP. It’s also a time travel in a way, as Dísa employs mostly electronic arrangment (and a piano loop), but she borrowed lyrics from a 17th century Icelandic poet Stefán Ólafsson. A love poem to his wife, it’s now sung by a woman in the most beautiful way.
The song is accompanied by a clip that’s also the first ever music video from Marzibil S. Sæmundardóttir, a director previously known for her short films.
It features choreographer and dancer Heba Eir Kjeld, who graduated from Iceland’s Ballet Academy and has been drawing attention in the dance circles on her own. Three young talents in one video? Do enjoy.
Photo credit: Hera Photography