Icelandic soloist Ásgeir dropped by triple j‘s Like A Version this morning to perform a beautiful down-tempo cover of Stolen Dance, the hit song from chart topping German duo Milky Chance. The nordic musician is currently in the country to play Splendour In The Grass this weekend.
Ásgeir and his band slowed down the already sleepy hit, imbuing it with some signature Nordic “galdur” (Icelandic for magic) and transforming the song into an electric folk lullaby. He also performed a chilling version of his song King And Cross.
The 22-year-old musician has been turning heads at an increasing rate since the release of his debut full-length album In The Silence, which he recorded in both Icelandic and English. The disc left its mark across Europe, before making its way onto the US and Australian charts.
Ásgeir will play Splendour In The Grass this weekend. In The Silence is available now.
Watch: Ásgeir covers Milky Chance Stolen Dance for Like A Version
Watch: Ásgeir – King And Cross (live on triple j)
Gallery: Ásgeir – Splendour In The Grass 25/07/14
Photographed by Ashley Mar