Originally available as a free download on Hugar's official site, a social media buzz organically built around the album with requests for the musicians to perform around the world. At the same time, “Inngangur” clocked over 31 million streams on Spotify, and “Felt” crossed the 15-million-mark with Hugar averaging 500K-plus monthly listeners on the platform. Acclaim came from tastemakers such as The Line of Best Fit, The Independent, and more as the guys delivered standout performances at festivals including Iceland Airwaves. “There was never a plan to make our first album; it just happened,” mentioned Bergur. Pétur leaves off, “I'd love for people to feel an emotional reaction—whether it's sadness or happiness—when they listen to it.”
An intriguing journey brought these two long-time friends to this point. Natives of Seltjarnarnes just northwest of Reykjavík, they orbited each other in numerous local bands throughout childhood and developed a friendship. As Pétur pursued architecture and Bergur collaborated with luminaries such as Ólafur Arnalds, they casually decided to write together “for fun” in 2013. Bergur worked at a local studio, and when the proprietor left to tour, he called Pétur. During a series of impromptu sessions, they amassed the songs comprising 2014's independent self-titled debut, Hugar. Outside of Hugar, Bergur collaborated with Sigur Rós on music for NETFLIX's Black Mirror in addition to engineering the most recent album from the legendary Björk and joining her on tour.
The 5th anniversary of the critically acclaimed debut album is available as a limited edition of 500 numbered copies on crystal clear vinyl.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Printed innersleeve
- Hype sticker
- 5th anniversary of the critically acclaimed debut album by Icelandic duo Bergur Þórisson & Pétur Jónsson
- Both composers have worked with Björk, Sigur Rós, Ólafur Arnalds and Johann Johannson
- Re-mastered and available on vinyl for the first time
- Includes “Inngangur”, “Felt” and bonus track “Waves” featuring Arnór Dan
- European tour in spring 2020, to support the release of this vinyl album
- Limited edition of 500 numbered copies on crystal clear vinyl
Official website: https://hugar.is/