Monday 5 June 2023 8380



Eydís Evensen hails from the remote, northern Icelandic town of Blönduós, where, while the storms raged outside, she grew up listening to everything from Tchaikovsky to Led Zeppelin. The Line Of Best Fit named her one of their Artists On The Rise 2021. Following on from the debut album Bylur, she played at ARTE Concert Festival in Paris and sold out her first headline show at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Her KEXP Live At Home session is the most viewed video of the at home series. For the tour of her new album The Light, she brings her compelling music to PAARD

  • Grote Zaal
  • 19:30
  • 20:30

After graduating from Hamrahlíð College in Reykjavik – where she sang in the world-famous choir directed by Þorgerður Ingólfsdóttir, of which Björk and members of Sigur Rós are among former members – she planned to go to Vienna to continue her studies, but after becoming disillusioned with the classical world, she decided to take a different path and move abroad to work. After this, she spent her time in London and New York as they traveled extensively.

While Eydís cites her home country of Iceland as a huge influence on her music, she is also deeply inspired by artists such as Philip Glass and Thom Yorke. But the real driving force behind her melancholic arrangements are her own emotions, and the complete freedom to explore those feelings musically as she pleases. All this while also trying to break free from mainstream forms of music.