August 10, 2020

There are better ways to start the week than being dumped, that’s for sure. However, if bad news is inevitable, there are few sweeter ways for it to be delivered than by Sólveig Matthildur.

We’re thrilled to bring you the premiere of the video for her most recent single, Last Date. Much like her other solo work, Last Date elicits a melancholic feeling totally at odds with the way it prompts an urge to dance; somehow the two moods work together perfectly. Sólveig tells us:

“I wrote Last Date a year ago.  It’s the soundtrack of the smile you squeeze through your tears at the discotek. The struggle of choosing between options that will equally hurt. It’s the first track I worked on with Baldur Hjörleifsson. I’m really grateful for him and his work.”

The video features Sólveig – looking every inch the movie star – deliberating over the difficult choice. Of the video she elaborates further:

“The video is recorded and edited by Dean Kemball and Kinnat Sóley. We rented a hotel room in Leipzig at and shot the whole video there. In the video I am having a date with someone which will, sadly, be the last one.”

We consider ourselves long term fans of Sólveig – both in the company of her bandmates as part of Kælan Mikla, and as a free-wheeling solo artist, forging her own path. The track can be streamed via Spotify or downloaded via Bandcamp – where you can also pick up Sólveig earlier releases, including 2019’s Constantly In Love album which is a firm favourite here at Roadburn HQ.