After achieving viral success as Iceland's entry for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, Daði Freyr has now announced his plans for his first studio album.
The new full-length 'I Made An Album' is being previewed by the new tracks 'I'm Fine', 'Limit To Love', 'Shut Up', and 'Thank You', and is set to arrive in the near future.
Speaking about the new record, he said, "Good vibes only. Love who you are, unless you’re a horrible person, then change! I’m making an album. I started making it in 2021 and I’m almost done with it. For some reason it was really important to me that I would make this album alone. I didn’t want anybody else writing on it, producing it or playing any of the instruments. This resulted in a very personal album that I think clearly reflects who I am as an artist at this moment. It’s about accepting who you are, who the people around you are and being tired because the world is a lot. I wanted to release this album and know that it was 100% me, no compromises. I will be cheating on that rule for the last song on the last part of the album but that’s for future me to worry about.
"I recorded all the songs in my home studio in Berlin, first in Schöneberg but when we had to move because of mold I finished it in Wedding. I started the album when my wife was pregnant with our second child and now that kid is starting kindergarten. I had to squeeze in time whenever I could to record and produce. Some of the songs were partially written on the road while touring since I did a lot more of that in 2021 than I had originally planned because of shows being moved as a result of the pandemic.
"I take influence from almost all the music I hear. Very inspired by my friends and family, I think that’s the main thing".
Have a listen to the first four cuts from the new release in the player below.