One of the debut EP’s of the year last year came from Icelandic duo Logi Pedro Stefansson and Karin Sveinsdottir, aka Young Karin. After meeting at a song contest, the pair locked themselves away in a Reykjavík studio, reappearing with the n1 EP, and (more recently) winning awards at the Icelandic Music Awards.
It starts with this ripple of beats and electronics, and Sveinsdottir’s kooky but pretty vocal sweeps you away into this candy coated synth pop world. Its a world (should you not yet have visited) that bubbles and trips away, with these shards of synth chords breaking things up.
To celebrate that win at the Icelandic Music Awards the duo have released a video for the track. It comes across as slightly spooky as Karin performs to, or is it with, plastic/wax likenesses of various historical luminaries. Check it out, here or pick up the n1 EP, out now via Bella Union affiliated label Pannonica.
n1 is out now via Bella Union sister label Pannonica