Icelandic singer-songwriter Ásgeir has released another track from his forthcoming sophomore album “Afterglow.” Stardust, a yearning love song, joins the single Unbound as music to expect on the album scheduled to drop on May 5th via One Little Indian/Columbia Records.
Graduating from the acoustic, raw, folkiness of his 2012 first album “In the Silence,” the fastest-selling debut in Icelandic history, Stardust is melancholic electro-pop wrapped in smooth R&B.
“Stardust is a song that I wrote fairly early on in the album process, in the summer of 2015,” Ásgeir said in support of the track’s release. “I wanted to make a pop song that experiments with various sounds and production detail, that wouldn’t be too serious but fun. The outcome is a very honest song that comes from a part of me that I usually don’t pay much attention to.”
From the sounds of Stardust and Unbound, we anticipate a surge in fans of Ásgeir and his music when “Afterglow” hits the market.