By Andy Malt | Published on Thursday 26 July 2012
I wouldn’t normally fall into the trap of comparing a female singer to Kate Bush, but in the case of Eivör I have to make an exception. Mainly because in the track I’ve chosen to feature below, ‘Undo Your Mind’, there is a distinct flash of Bush’s trademark wail at least once. But, as Eivør herself has recorded a cover of ‘Hounds Of Love’, I don’t feel I’m misrepresenting Kate Bush’s influence on her.
Originally from Gøta, the small village that hosts G! Festival in the Faroe Islands, Eivør made a great job of playing to her hometown (and immensely excited) audience last Friday night, when she was bumped up the bill of this year’s event after headliner Veronia Maggio’s plane was unable to land on the islands due to poor weather.
The performance also showed that she’s more than capable of escaping the trap of the Kate Bush-influenced pigeonhole I placed her in earlier, thanks to the enormous range in her musical output, from simple folk to dark, atmospheric rock. Songs like the sparse, percussion-driven ‘Trøllabundin’ play against more mainstream stuff, such as ‘Rain’, the first single from her next album.
And here, as promised, is ‘Undo Your Mind’: