Discovery: rauður

There really is something in the water up in Iceland what with their seemingly endless stream of unique musical performers. The latest we’ve come across is alternative performer rauður.

By Graeme Smith

The title of her new track We Will All Feel Better And/Or Die is probably enough of a clue to show rauður is a little on the eccentric side. As the track builds her trilling vocals are accompanied by a marching snare and a bass heartbeat before keys fade in and the whole glorious composition is complete.

Spell-binding perhaps doesn’t go far enough to describe rauður’s sound. There are inevitable comparisons to Björk to be made here but We Will All Feel Better And/Or Die reminds me more of FKA Twigs recent release Cellophane. Check out the track below but beware, it’s intoxicating!