Hrím‘s new single, “Come Lay Low”, is out today.
A few weeks ago, we introduced you to Hrím, an up and coming experimental trio consisting of Icelandic folk singer Ösp, Japanese-Egyptian modular synthesist and coder Cherif and singer and producer Anil Sebastian, who is also the co-founder and director of London Contemporary Voices choir amongst others. Their majestic and intense debut single, “Ástarnetið”, was a mantra of magical force, a captivating promise of so many good things to come.
Today, we’re quite excited to premiere their sophomore single, “Come Lay Low”, an architectural piece of Nordic experimental pop which is sung for the first time in English. Like with the previous single, the wild, indomitable spirit of Iceland is palpable in every corner, from the trippy and epic rhythmic structure to the mystical vocal layers. According to the band, “Come Lay Low” is a love song of longing and lust. Recalling the dangerous songs of the mermaids and inviting the listener to run into the dark and the unknown, “Come Lay Low” is a double-edged track that sounds both bewitching and incisive. Listen below.