JFDR is the project of Icelandic experimental singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Jófríður Ákadóttir. You can look forward to her concert on Saturday 27.5.2023 at 20:00 at Art Cafe Banská Štiavnica. The singer is coming to Slovakia as part of the artistic exchange of the SLICE project: Slovak Icelandic cultural exchange.
Jófríður announces Museum, her new album and debut for UK tastemakers Houndstooth, out April 28th. She says Museum is “an album about clearing and healing; like breathing fresh strong air through your old self.” Inspired by the discovery of ideas lost to time after a period of creative stasis, its nine songs capture fleeting moments into a timeless monument. On the haunting lead single/video “Spectator,” Ákadóttir’s voice is a glowing aura in a mist of glittering guitar and delicate instrumentation. “I am the spectator, I am the middle man,” she intones in a half-whisper before later asking, “How can I help you if I always get it wrong?”
As a 14 year old in Reykjavik, Ákadóttir began her musical career, exploring the vast universe of experimental music while retaining a massive heart at her core. Over the past 12 years, Ákadóttir has released 12 records, including as a member of Pascal Pinon and Samaris, collaborated with renowned artists Ólafur Arnalds and Damien Rice, scored the award-winning Icelandic film Backyard Village, and garnered fans across the world – including Björk, who cites Ákadóttir as an inspiration. Following 2017’s Brazil, her first record as JFDR, Ákadóttir returned with 2020’s New Dreams, “very haunting, electro-pop music, that’s very subtle, very inward looking” (NPR Music) and “the kind of album that might give you space to reach your own small revelations” (Stereogum).
Tickets available: https://tootoot.fm/sk/events/6409a1b7e7ff3011385c1589