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Eivør Pálsdóttir is an artist perfectly attuned to the wild vicissitudes of nature. The singer-songwriter grew up surrounded by a harsh, windswept landscape in the North Atlantic — a rugged backdrop that has, unsurprisingly, deeply influenced her music.
In Segl, Eivør’s ninth and most recent studio album, the artist builds on these close-to-home motifs to explore the metaphorical and physical journeys we undertake in our own lives. The title of the album, meaning ‘sail’ in Faroese, alludes to our shared desire for growth and direction, and the role that fate plays in both. “You have to hoist your own sail,” says Eivør, “but you cannot control the wind.”
Eivør is critically acclaimed by the music industry internationally and especially throughout Iceland, the Faroes, and Nordic countries. She is a multi-award winner, and her music has been featured in well-known TV and film series, including Homeland, Silence, The Last Kingdom and Game of Thrones.
Eivør is presented as part of Nordic Bridges, a year-long cultural initiative led by Harbourfront Centre in Toronto and supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers.