We’re headed to Iceland Airwaves Music Festival on Sunday, 10/30 to cover the fest and cultural stories! Follow along on our adventures via our Iceland 2016 daily blog and hear an interview with one of the artists performing at Iceland Airwaves 2016 below.
Meet GKR, Reykjavik Grapevine’s Artist to Watch 2016. GKR is an Icelandic rapper who is most famous for his song “Morgunmatur.” The title translates directly to “Breakfast.” With a hook that translates to “when I wake up, I do my thing. Yeah, I do my thing,” the song may seem like easy-listening, but “Morgunmatur” also addresses some serious issues. In the song, GKR explains that some mornings he doesn’t want to wake up, but he does anyway. He eats his cereal, and he starts his day. Below, GKR discusses his struggles with depression. He talks about his “big brother” Kid Cudi, and he explains how music has helped pull him through the most difficult times in his life.
GKR performs at Iceland Airwaves on Wednesday at Valshöllin at 8:50p.m. and on Friday at Húrra Albumm at 11:20p.m.