Mondays are depressing, and many would say Sugar Ros are depressing, but not if you truly understand music and its emotive power to move you and allow yourself to be submerged into the dark lonely places in your head and heart.
Places everyone fears… but will never admit once there it’s not so bad as you’re not as alone as you thought you were.
Sigur Ros can also transcend you far far away to a frozen dark landscape that is Iceland – two months of midnight summer sun, and two months of totality in winter. Sigur Ros seem to have tapped into this contrasting light and shaped their sound around the glaciers, mountains and breathtaking scenery that Iceland holds.
Jonsi has a haunting voice that perfectly sways across their barren and bleak landscape, cleansing everyone from the mountains to the sea, his listeners left bathing in a sea of love.
It’s almost religious, even at the end people are standing, arms aloft and wide; people openly crying, such is the power of this music. I’ve driven through Iceland, and if you could translate its beautiful landscape to music then Sigur Ros have achieved just that – simply stunning.
(Thanks to Nanna McIntosh from Iceland for translations).