sóley Review (Thursday)


sóley at Reykjavík Art Museum

Why so serious?

I like sóley, I really do; her albums are atmospheric, her voice is haunting and she’s generally really lovely to listen to…in the background of a sombre gathering. Unfortunately for this hipster she was set to play after Phantogram who are a bouncy, dancy group that really riled the audience. Afterwards sóley just seemed a little…depressing?

She’s talented and cool but not really festival material. She grabbed no one’s attention in particular and she knew it. “Sorry for being such a funeral,” she said at one point as the audience began to chatter, unsettled and bored.

I recommend getting one of her albums to play while you do the housework, to set the mood during your studies or as a knitting soundtrack. Seeing her live would also be worth your time if you become a fan as she is an excellent, well put together musician. It’s just unfortunate that after a few beers I found her so incredibly tedious, mostly because she didn’t look like she was having much fun herself.

Emily created Dystopic in July 2012 after requiring an outlet for her love of dystopian and apocalyptic fiction. Her debut novel 'These Unnatural Men' was published in 2018.


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