Iceland Airwaves Preview: Vök (WATCH)

Icelandic band Vök came about spontaneously and have been on the rise ever since. Founding members Margrét Rán and Andri Már had been simply experimenting with music when they decided to enter a band competition in Iceland. Without having played any other gigs beforehand, they won.

Vök’s music can be related to that of the xx or Poliça, but have formed a path all their own. Vök’s blend of synths, guitar, saxophone and soaring vocals make them unique and magical to listen to, just like the vast and majestic landscape of Iceland is to explore.

Vök’s music videos are just as carefully made as their music and bring out numerous emotions. Their most recent music video for their new single “Waiting” encompasses who they are as a band. In “Waiting,” shots traverse Icelandic landscapes of glaciers and water and colorful rocks with the band. They let viewers see their homeland, and in doing so, viewers see the icy inspirations that could only be heard before.

Vök will be playing at Iceland Airwaves Friday, November 4, at the Reykjavik Art Museum at 9:50 p.m.

About erinbrown23

Columbia College Chicago multimedia photojournalism major. Photo editor at the Columbia Chronicle. Contributing writer at Atwood Magazine and photographer for Music Existence.
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