We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Sólveig Matthildur’s music video for her song “Constantly in Love” (watch it below). The track is taken from her album Constantly in Love, which is available on vinyl, CD, and digital format through Artoffact Records. The album’s release party will be held in Iceland at Sónar Reykjavik, April 25th-27th.
Sólveig commented on the song & video:
This song is about being constantly in love with everything around you. Leading to a heart that is constantly broken.
With the fear of being hurt, so you break everything around you before it breaks you.
It’s not necessarily about love between people. Recently I am mostly inspired by my dreams. I have these crazy realistic surrealistic dreams and I get so sad when I wake up and realize
how limiting reality really is. It breaks my heart.
This video is the second part of three videos on my newly released album ‘Constantly in Love.’ I work with my friends Dean Kemball and Kinnat Sóley on the videos and the artistic concepts behind the album.
About the artist:
In 2016, after relocating from her hometown of Reykjavík to Berlin, Kælan Mikla keyboardist and back-up singer Sólveig Matthildur found herself alone in her apartment, surrounded by diaries, books of poetry, and the cracked cases of old Massive Attack and Portishead CDs. It was a sombre time and one ripe for self-reflection and re-invention.
“I started writing my solo music when I moved to Berlin in 2016,” she writes. “I struggled with understanding the line between dreams and reality, but I learned how to record music on a computer and slowly started building up my solo project.” That project culminated in Sólveig’s first solo record, which she self-released in 2017. Entitled Unexplained Miseries & the Acceptance of Sorrow, the first record made quite a splash in Iceland, winning the prestigious Kraumur Award that year, and also landing Sólveig a spot at the world-renowned Iceland Airwaves and Roadburn festivals. The record was subsequently re-released on physical and digital formats by Artoffact Records, who also handles Kælan Mikla.
Sólveig has also stated that releasing that first record gave her the ability to come to peace with her past (she released a 7” in 2018 called Affliction/Absolution). Following solo tours in Europe and Japan, as well as her hectic schedule with darkwave phenoms Kælan Mikla, it’s amazing that Sólveig has even found the time to create a new record, and even more amazing to witness the depth and beauty of it.
This second record, Constantly in Love, is an emotional, poetic, and breathtaking creation. From the lighthearted but dead-serious first single and video (“Dystopian Boy”), to the medieval symmetry of the album’s construction (spoiler: it’s a massive envelope poem), Sólveig has, quite possibly, written an album for the ages.