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At just 21 years of age Icelandic singer-songwriter Ásgeir has become a sensation in his domestic music scene – staggeringly, almost 10% of the Icelandic population now own his debut album ‘Dyrd í dauðathogn’ – the English version, translated by John Grant, will be released worldwide as ‘In The Silence’ and is out now.

Icelandic singer songwriter and a further track from the album “In The Silence” this track was never intended to be on the album but is now released as the debut single Asgeir has some of his lyrics written by his Father . American Singer Songwriter JOHN GRANT helped with the translation of the lyrics from Icelandic to English he also appears in the video for the song  www.asgeirmusic.com

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Melodica folk Indie pop band from Iceland also plays in guitar in the band ” Lonely Love”

Icelandic singer songwriter ASGEIR covers the Nirvana song “Heart Shaped Box” he has a new album out “In the Silence” he is one of Icelands biggest ever selling artists Ásgeir Trausti is still on the rise here, but in his home country of Iceland he’s already massive. His debut album was the fastest-selling in Icelandic history; reportedly 1 in 10 people in the country own it, which seems more insane the more you think about it (Taylor Swift would have to sell 12 times what she does to achieve that here). If you want to conquer America, though, you could do worse than to nod to a band like Nirvana. This haunting, chilly cover with Ásgeir’s emotional falsetto shows what all the hÿþe is about.

Asgeir is an Icelandic singer songwriter with a distinctive melancholic voice most of his lyrics unusually are written with the help of his 72 years old father he is a huge selling artist in his homeland and 1 in 5 people in Iceland bought his debut album, this is a cover of Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box”. http://www.asgeirmusic.com