SONG PICK: Ásgeir – Sunday Drive (Video)
Icelandic singer/songwriter Ásgeir releases the hauntingly beautiful and utterly mesmerizing “Sunday Drive,” a song based on a personal experience that could have ended very differently! It is surprising and then again maybe not at all, that it took one of Iceland’s finest musicians so long to put this particular childhood memory into a song. It is easy to get lost in Ásgeir’s pristine and utterly gorgeous falsetto, and he says about his new single:
Sunday Drive was written about a car accident I had when I was 7 years old. Every Sunday me and my family used to drive on top of a mountain close to the town where we lived and then get out of the car, walk around and enjoy the view. On the day of the accident my older sister was allowed to take pictures on a new camera that my mom and dad had recently bought but they didn’t trust me with it so I got upset and stayed in the car while they went out to take pictures. While I was upset waiting in the car I started playing with the gear shift and handbrake and suddenly the car started moving. It flew down the hill and flipped around a few times and was completely destroyed when it stopped. I crawled out pretty much uninjured, only needing four stitches on my head.
Thankfully, the accident ended as it did and we are allowed to enjoy the magical artistry of Ásgair. The emotive track is taken from Ásgeir’s upcoming EP The Sky is Painted Gray out via One Little Independent Records on September 3rd, 2021. (Pre-order here.)
Listen to “Sunday Drive,” our Song Pick of the Day, and watch the touching video as well:
Video still credit: Guðmundur Kristinn Jónsson