Published Sep 30, 2020Ahead of the release of Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi's sophomore solo album Shiver, the Icelandic artist has shared a new cut from the record, a collaborative single with Robyn titled "Salt Licorice."
An ode to "Scandinavian pain," the track is pop in its purest form, backed by the futuristic stylings of the record's chief producer and engineer, PC Music's A. G. Cook. The song's accompanying music video was directed by Jónsi and Rene van Pannevis.
"'Salt Licorice' is such a cute and perfect pop song," Robyn said of the collaboration in a statement. "It makes me want to dance violently and make out at the same time. It was a no-brainer to say yes to singing it with Jónsi. The pretty emails I get with a thousand emojis in them from him is a bonus that came with our collaboration as well!"
Previously, Jónsi released "Exhale," "Swill" and "Cannibal" (with Cocteau Twins vocalist Liz Fraser) from the project. As previously reported, Shiver will arrive on October 2 via Krunk Records. The album is said to explore "the depths of the human experience and our connection to the natural world."
Before its release later this week, watch Jónsi's new video for "Salt Licorice" below.