Signals – Júníus Meyvant
About a month ago a friend of mine introduced me to this wonderful musician. Júníus Meyvant is a singer-songwriter from Iceland who produces pop music with a folk influence.
Júníus Meyvant’s debut album Floating Harmonies came out in July and is a stunning piece of work. Listening to it start to finish takes you on a journey, it drifts from upbeat brass lead pieces which make you want to take on the world to tracks which make you want to curl up snug inside on a rainy day.
Signals is an example of one of his gentler tracks and is probably the one I’ve connected with most so far.
The song begins with an intricate guitar riff (which reminds me of raindrops) before Meyvant’s vocals pour in over the top giving it an ethereal quality. The song builds its layers bit by bit. Next a solid base beat is added in followed by the strings and percussion which bring it all together with a real wow factor.
There are so many different elements but they all work together magically and grow into an impressive united sound as the song progresses. Signals makes for a lovely listen.
Other tracks worth giving your first listen from Floating Hamornies include Hailslide, Gold Laces, Neon Experience and Color Decay.