Band hiatuses and subsequent solo records are a full-blown trend these days and Icelandic rockers Sigur Ros are following suit. The band recently announced a break to pursue individual projects, and frontman Jonsi Birgisson has stepped out first with his (mostly English language) SPIN-approved solo effort Go — out April 6 in the US. Watch video of a live performance of first single “Boy Lilikoi” below!
The clip, directed by Jai Stokes (a member of now defunct Britpop group I am Seven) and filmed at a London gig earlier this year, highlights Birgisson’s pure falsetto and sweeping acoustic guitar, as Go collaborator Nico Muhly plays the piano. The atmospheric, baroque vibe comes through in Birgisson’s military-like costume, tinsel decorated backdrop (a la your high school prom), and a quick cameo by some peacocks!
Birgisson also has a DVD entitled Go Quiet in the works. Directed by Dean Deblois, the film follows the frontman as he deals with the aftermath of a New Year’s Eve party. Watch the trailer here. You can also catch Jonsi on tour beginning in April. Check out his website for dates.
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WATCH: Jonsi, “Boy Lilikoi”