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This is a collaboration between Sigur Rós and fellow Icelander and poet Steindór Andersen. While the music is composed by these two artists, the traditional Icelandic poetry that Steindór chants was written by Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson, a prominent Icelandic poet. Steindór chants in the style of rímur (rhymes) which are the traditional form of poetry that used to be one of Icelanders' precious few hobbies for several centuries, and still exists today. The lyrics in this song are along the tradition… read more

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