Live Video: Sóley at Iceland Airwaves

Live Video, Iceland Airwaves
Jim Beckmann
photo by Matthew B. Thompson (view set)

KEXP can never get enough of Sóley. The charming Icelandic songstress has a knack for covering a deep emotional range and some occasionally morbid subjects in the most disarming and endearing way. In fact, we've recorded her six out of the past seven years we've been covering Iceland Airwaves, and she never fails to melt our hearts, or to find new ways to do so. During our broadcast this year, Sóley stripped it bare as she decided to give her band a break and leave the loop pedals behind and perform raw, impossibly delicate versions of songs, from her two LPs and most recent EP, solo on guitar and piano. And clearly we're not the only ones smitten by her, as Sóley hushed the packed room at KEX Hostel in Reykjavik to pin-drop quiet. Enjoy this exquisite set, and be sure to listen to her previous sets at Kex Hostel hereand here.

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