April 5, 2019
“This is a big record full of deep truths, suffering, irony and beauty.”
Kristín Anna has announced the release of her new album I Must Be The Devil via The Vinyl Factory and Bel-Air Glamour Records.
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A founding member of Icelandic post-rock giants múm, Kristín Anna has since collaborated with the likes of The National’s Bryce and Aaron Dessner, Animal Collective and Ragnar Kjartansson, whose Bel-Air Glamour label will co-release the album.
Previously appearing in Kjartansson’s The Visitors, Kristín Anna has enlisted the maverick artist to co-direct the video for ‘Forever Love’, which you can watch below.
Featuring music written for piano and voice between 2005 and 2017, which she calls “a very personal affair, something I did for emotional and spiritual survival,” I Must Be the Devil was recorded over the last four years with Kjartan Sveinsson (formerly of Sigur Rós). It follows the 2015 release of HOWL, also in collaboration between The Vinyl Factory and Bel-Air Glamour Records.
Describing the record, Kjartansson says: “Kristín roams the earth weaving a thread of her life, her loves, her dreams into this confessional gem of an album. The music is a reflection of life lived away from the norms banging old pianos and celebrating a conflicted lust for life… This is a big record full of deep truths, suffering, irony and beauty.”
The album is housed in a stunning gatefold sleeve with artwork that references and subverts the censored original cover of Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland.
Order a copy here, check out the tracklist and play ‘Where’s Ragnar?’ with the artwork below.
1. The Oceanwave Rocks My Kneeshells
2. Forever Love
3. Heartly Matter
4. Star Child
5. Clay and Vapour
6. Like the Others
7. In the Air
8. Peace of You