His performances are an emotional roller coaster ride from being moved to tears to crying with laughter that draws you in and doesn't let go so quickly. The Icelandic singer/songwriter and entertainer Svavar Knútur is a musician with countless facets.
With a lightness and exuberant sympathy, he manages to enchant and captivate every audience from the first moment. He presents his songs in an incredibly touching way and tells the most absurd stories and jokes in between, seasoned with a good portion of black Icelandic humor.
Svavar likes to describe himself as a public health troubadour: “I think I might be the broccoli of singer-songwriters, not the sexiest of the vegetables, but still very good for you!”
Expressing the pain of the long winters as well as the sleeplessness of the 24-hour Icelandic summer sun, Svavar has blossomed into a cheerful and exceptional musician in recent years. With “cotton-soft, Nordic, otherworldly folk music” (Rolling Stone) he tells of the hard but not joyless life of the people on the rough Icelandic Westfjord. Brisbane's Rave magazine credited him with a "swoon-inducing voice" and highlighted the "wonderful simplicity and unfiltered emotion in his songs".
“Ahoy!” will be released in spring 2024. Side B”, mixed with songs sung in Icelandic and English.