Sigur Rós are back with their first new single in seven years. ‘Blóðberg’ features the London Contemporary Orchestra conducted by Robert Ames, and it was mixed and co-produced by frequent collaborator Paul Corley. It’s also their first track since Kjartan Sveinsson rejoined the band. Check it out via Johan Renck‘s accompanying video below.
“I feel as nihilistic as one could regarding the future,” Renck said in a statement. “We are powerless against our own stupidities. Some aspects of this came to merge with my impressions of the themes of ‘Blóðberg.’ The music becoming a score to my own miserable thoughts, giving them beauty as only music can.”
Later this week, Sigur Rós are set to embark on a 41-piece orchestra tour, marking their first world tour in nearly five years.