Leading Icelandic singer-songwriter Snorri Helgason’s songs are a fusion of soulful folk, energetic chorus-pop, somber ballads and glam-funk. Confessional, sincere and well-crafted, his music is performed with intensity and powers all of his own.
Helgason has been on the Icelandic indie-pop scene for years through his band Sprengjuhöllin. Sprengjuhöllin released two critically and commercially acclaimed albums, topping many year-end lists, winning Helgason an Icelandic Music Award for Best Song in early 2008, and reaching platinum and gold status respectively.
When Sprengjuhöllin went on hiatus in early 2009, Helgason decided to record a solo album that focused on the folk and soul music influences at the center of his musical tastes. Entitled I’m Gonna Put My Name on Your Door (Borgin/Kimi Records, 2009), his solo debut album was released last fall to raving reviews and critical acclaim.
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