Svavar Knútur - EPK
Hailing from the harsh western fjords and the melancholic eastern fjords of Iceland, Icelandic Singer-Songwriter Svavar Knútur reflects with humour and empathy upon the existential crises and frolicking joys of modern day rustic fjord dwelling men.
Channeling the pain and angst of long dark winters and the insomnia of the 24 hour glaring summer sun, this eclectic musician has in recent years blossomed into a serene and sublime singer and songwriter. Knutur's songs of misery and redemption deliver a healthy dose of hope in the midst of despair. A humoristic storyteller and avid diver into the murky waters of the human condition, Svavar Knútur, sows and reaps a lovely and sometimes almost decadent mixture of art and entertainment.
In 2018, Svavar Knútur released the first part of a larger project called "Ahoy!" The album, Ahoy! Side A, featured five new and four repainted songs. An eclectic mix of songs, all exposing different sides of Svavar's sometimes mercurial, but ever loving attitude to life and the world.
His album art is a collaboration with his young daughter Dagbjört Lilja, an ever developing series of portraits of the artist.
Svavar Knútur has in the recent years toured Australia, the U.S.A., Canada, Great Britain and Europe extensively and is resolved to keep up the pace.
Svavar is also the first recipient of the Anna Pálína Árnadóttir memorial award for folk music excellence in Iceland. The award was in recognition for Svavar’s continued exploration of new waters in modern folk music both lyrically and musically, a tireless effort to bring older folk music to young audiences and for his continous work on helping out young and emerging artists.
“A night with Svavar will bring you to hell and back, and you’ll be smiling and laughing all the way.”
- Pete Uhlenbruch, Australian musician and music blogger.