Singer-songwriter and pianist from Reykjavik, Una Stefánsdóttir first drew attention with her reggae-style cover of Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain“. But she quickly moved on to focus on her original songs. Mostly in English, but sometimes also in Icelandic.
Her beautiful new video, “I’m Yours”, is certainly her best work yet – that’s true about the song itself, but together with the clip directed by Birta Rán Björgvinsdóttir and featuring Díana Rut Kristinsdóttir as the sole actress, it makes an unforgettable experience.
What both the music and the video have in common is such a strong effect achieved with such spare means – she is accompanied here just by guitarist and bassist Daníel Helgason and drummer Sólrún Mjöll Kjartansdóttir.
Last week, she played at the excellent Iceland Airwaves Festival in Reykjavik, and hopefully that’s just a prelude for a European tour next year. Hopefully with more new material from this talented young artist.