East of My Youth
Icelandic duo East of My Youth make their 2019 debut with the release of their entrancing new single By Blue, out now via West Of My Future Ltd.
Setting the scene, artist Thelma Marín Jónsdóttir’s sleek, sweeping vocal soars effortlessly over the atmospheric electronica. A cocktail of celestial, synth-infused sounds twinkle beneath, creating a truly majestic experience. Fans of the likes of Vallis Alps and Lykke Li will feel at home here. Talking about the single, East of My Youth elaborate, “By Blue started as a jam session in the studio, so we didn’t release it’s potential at the time and packed it safely into a drawer of forgotten things. When we revisited the song the whole meaning came through in a new and interesting way. We were going through changes in life and our project, so the song went through a metamorphosis and became something new and unknown to us.”
East of My Youth was formed in by Thelma and Herdís Stefánsdóttir in May 2015 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Since then, they have received praise from a number of well-regarded publications including i-D, The Line of Best Fit and Clash to name but a few. They have also wowed crowds at festivals such as SXSW, Iceland Airwaves and Sonar Reykjavik, as well as working on their own solo projects involving film composition and pursuing the visual arts. Now, East of My Youth are back and hope to charm further listeners with their trademark shimmering melodies and cinematic soundscapes.
By Blue is out now via West Of My Future Ltd.