Ásgeir Trausti

Yesterday, I found Ásgeir Trausti’s songs by accident. I was having a lesson with my students (I’m an upper secondary school teacher) and we were talking about North Germanic languages. As a part of the lesson I showed them music videos from Danish, Norweigan, Faroese and Icelandic musicians. As an example of Icelandic I first played a song by Jónsi, but the students wanted to hear one more song, so I started googling for Icelandic popular music and that’s when I stumbled upon Ásgeir Trausti. At first, I just saw the name and thought it sounded really cool. On YouTube I picked his song Nýfallið Regn because it has the most beautiful title of them all. Newly fallen rain. It turned out the song itself is also fantastic:

Check out Ásgeir Trausti on Spotify. And this is his other Spotify page. Quite confusing. But as I understand it, he’s changed his recording name to simply Ásgeir now that he’s touring all over the world.

Ásgeir Trausti (combined with Ásgeir) currently has 45 092 listeners on Last.fm.

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