Reviews

Tonspion, 12 July 2018

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Are you looking for the perfect soundtrack for your next daydream? The 25-year-old Freyr Flodgren delivers “Over My Head” a song that invites you to lose yourself for a moment in the thought and forget the environment. The track was recorded in the mountains of Norway, which is clearly reflected in the mood.

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We Love Nordic, 10 July 2018

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Damn, this is one of the best melodies we’ve heard in a long time. Such a calm song, perfect for a summer evening when it is dawning or when you are hiking and looking around in pure nature. We hope there are much more songs to come!

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Nordic Music Review, 26 June 2018

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‘Over My Head’ is a beautifully constructed track which has a charming melody, soft listenable vocals and well thought out lyrics. He writes his music in an understated style that sounds so effortless, even though I know it clearly isn’t, and there is a warmth too that he conveys in his music that I like—Andy

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FuGoMu3, 26 June 2018

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On continue notre balade musical avec Freyr Flodgren qui nous propose une très belle chanson folk, accompagné par sa guitare et sa très jolie voix. Un très joli moment à apprécier.

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B-side Guys, 24 June 2018

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Freyr Flodgren’s voice has to be one of my favorites at the moment—Caleb.

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The Indie Folx, 22 June 2018

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Over My Head’ is about one of those moments when reality and fantasy can’t be separated… Freyr has now turned that moment into a thing of beauty.

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The Revue, 20 June 2018

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The simple beauty of FREYR’s music surrounds you from the first note. The mellow, atmospheric tones of “Over My Head” echo the serene calm of Bon Iver and José González while his intimate vocals call to mind indie folk legend Nick Drake. This song rises to greet you like the dawn, shining its steady warmth with each passing minute. Sweden is home to many indie artists, but few possess FREYR’s gift for creating such understated musical elegance—Hollie Doherty

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Mystic Sons, 11 June 2018

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Swedish singer-songwriter takes his wistful cues from Damien Rice on this humble serenade

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Ear To The Ground, 7 June 2018

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Tracks like this one are why we exist as a site. There is no reason why this track should not be in everyone’s favorite go to mix. It is contemplative but airy, and worth every bit of your attentive affection — Matt Simon

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Fresh On The Net, 4 June 2018

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Freyr’s Soundcloud page describes him as a ‘… Swedish/Icelandic singer-songwriter with a passion for acoustic music’ and Over My Head lives up to that statement, offering a simplicity of approach that works because of the mesmerising melancholic beauty of the song. He has a definite pop voice that is youthful and yearning while his guitar playing is tasteful and delicate. Peace most definitely reigns. In terms of pop diplomacy Freyr appeals to our better nature with the honesty of his songwriting and it would take a tougher soul than mine to deny him—Neil March

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Chillfiltr, 1 June 2018

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There is something effervescent about this track, something to the lack of low-end except for the one tabla boom at the beginning of each bar. So the bed is made, and along with the sparkling plucked strings we have a serene, chesty baritone, softly weaving around in the shuffle of acoustic notes.

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We All Want Someone To Shout For, 30 May, 2018

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Quite frankly, “Over My Head” is one of the best folk rock tunes I’ve heard in some time and one of the best songs released in 2018 so far…Will Oliver

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MP3 Hugger, 24 May, 2018

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What a summer stroll of a tune, lush vocals, dainty acoustics and a classic folk tone that reminds one of Simon & Garfunkel… KH

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Popmuzik, 19 May, 2018

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Först ut nu är den vackra singeln Over my head. Låten bygger på en mix av de fina och frustrerande minnena från när han hade kollektivet Lärkträdet i Umeå. Resultatet är vackert avskalat och naket. Du kommer få en känsla av Sufjan Stevens och Bon Iver i musiken.

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Folk Radio UK, 18 May, 2018

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The beautifully enchanting Over my Head is the first single to come out of the project which surely bodes well for the future. It’s also our Song of the Day.

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Kentucky Seven, 6 March, 2015

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One half of the amazing duo Brother North, Freyr Flodgren, is creating some magnetically beautiful tunes in a solo project. A man and his guitar may sound like a cliché, but in this case it is better than the cliché it self, it is like magic in sound. read more

Beehype, Best Icelandic Albums of 2014 selection

Icelandic/Swedish duo Brother North have been making music together for a decade with the culmination so far being the release of their great folk and post-rock self-titled debut last year. read more…

Atwood Magazine, USA, 14 May 2014

Their harmonies and layered sounds wrap around you like the heat from a fireplace on a cold, winter day. Listen to Skyward Lights, but don’t stop there. Put on some good headphones, listen to the entire album, and let yourself get lost in the world of Brother North. read more…

GreenGo, Russia 14 May 2014

Почти год назад, летом, я знакомил вас с коллективом Brother North. Тогда мы все познакомились с необычайно красивым скандинавским фолком, наслаждались сладкой акустикой и прохладным морским бризом, перемежающимся криком чаек. И вот 28 апреля случился релиз лонгплея ‘Brother North’, и теперь можно констатировать факт, что время музыкального наслаждения продлено еще на шесть великолепных воздушных песен. read more…

A New Band A Day, UK, 9 June 2014

Lärkträdet […] sing the above song called Fristad (which means ‘sanctuary’, translation fans). It’s deeply lovely: a frosty-sunrise of a song that signals happiness, holism and deep calm. I listened to it three times in a row. I don’t do anything three times in a row. This is a good song. read more…

Spiral Earth, UK,  9 July 2014

The vocals throughout the album are beautifully suited to the sounds the duo create in their compositions and the inclusion of brass and strings give the work scope and sends the pair on musical flight over the Northern Scandinavia they so fondly write about. Ultimately Brother North extend far beyond the realms of a simple duo making acoustic music and each song is a journey through their homeland. In short it’s travel music for any occasion. read more…

Musical Tribe, USA

Freyr Flodgren is a Swedish/Icelandic singer/songwriter currently living in the UK. Having performed and recorded with several bands over the past few years, he is now promoting his solo work. His song “What are We?” has a beautifully calm and introspective feel to it, a common thread in a lot of his work. His voice is flawless and his guitar playing is melodic yet uncomplicated. It’s obvious that Freyr is a technically good singer/songwriter, but what really makes this track great is that it just feels real. That’s something that can’t be taught. read more…

Kentucky Seven, Sweden, 6 March 2015

One half of the amazing duo Brother North, Freyr Flodgren, is creating some magnetically beautiful tunes in a solo project. A man and his guitar may sound like a cliché, but in this case it is better than the cliché it self, it is like magic in sound. This video, shot at ”Liturgical Room” at  Musikhögskolan in Piteå, way up north in Sweden, is pure and clean. A masterpiece in it’s simplicity. The sound of the strings. The voice in the empty room. Nothing but love for this. Enjoy this Fridays best tune. read more...

Rjominn, Iceland,  22 April 2015

Freyr Flodgren í Brother North, sem Rjóminn hefur fjallað um áður, vinnur nú að sólóplötu. Hingað til vinnur hann efnið fyrir rödd og klassískan gítar en svo á að bætast við kontrabassi og slagverk. Freyr hefur þegar tekið upp nokkur lög “læf í stúdíóinu” en svo er planið að fara í endanlegar upptökur með haustinu. Fyrsta lagið var tekið upp á myndband en það heitir ”Over My Head”. Freyr tók upp annað lag á SAE Institute í London en það heitir ”What are We?”. read more…

Interview in POSEMANIKIN, USA:

There is a Swedish/Icelandic folk artist you must keep your eye on… read more

 

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