Axel Flóvent
Forest Fires

We’re not quite sure what it is about Iceland that seems to culture amazing musicians. Maybe it’s the stunning scenery? Or maybe it’s some sort of mysterious mineral in their water? Whatever it is, we’re glad it’s there.

Following in the footsteps of other supremely gifted Icelandic musicians (Sigur Ros, Asgier, Olafur Arnolds), Axel Flóvent is throwing his name into the mix for reasons why we love music that originates from this northern European country.

Having just released the news of his upcoming EP Forest Fires, this hopeless romantic hopes io instill the true essence of charm into his modern songwriting. It’s not hard to call on associations of Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Guillemots and the aforementioned Asgerir, but this small-town musician has carved out his own sound, which is evident in “Forest Fires.”

His voice is painfully beautiful, harnessing tremendous depth in emotion and craft. Set agsint the backdrop of crashing percussion, slow, rolling guitar strums, and an illuminating piano melody, everything seems to come to life with thoughtful storytelling. It instantly grabs you, sending you on a journey you hadn’t expected. But, we’re pretty sure you’re glad that it did.

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