Opening eerily and filled with atmospheric electronica, artist Thelma Marín Jónsdóttir’s rich vocal compliments the musicality perfectly. As a result of Herdís Stefánsdóttir’s compositional background, off-kilter beats, humming synths, a quirky bass line and soaring harmonies are gradually added to the track to create something truly majestic and unique.
Talking about the track, Herdís explains “I was sitting in the studio and playing around on my MicroKorg synth, listening to A$AP Rocky. The song came really easily. We were in such a good mood the we went downtown and Thelma bought herself new shoes and then we went back to the studio and had some wine and danced.”
East of My Youth was formed in May 2015 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Since then, Herdís and Thelma have already 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 and now hope to charm further listeners with their captivating, musically rich compositions.
Go Home is out now via West Of My Future Ltd and available to buy and stream on iTunes and Spotify now.