Also affiliated with the Icelandic indie acts Seabear and Sin Fang, Sóley Stefánsdóttir performs delicate electronic pop on her own as just Sóley.
Inspired by Scandinavian acts such as Sigur Rós and Múm, she began making music in her teens, and studied piano and composition at the Icelandic Art Academy in 2007. During that time she also played and sang with Seabear and Sin Fang, both with Sindri Már Sigfússon, though at first she was afraid to sing too close to the microphone. She overcame that fear with experience and began work on her solo project, issuing her debut EP, Theater Island, on Morr Music in 2010. The following year, her first album, the more fleshed-out We Sink, arrived. In 2014, after several years of writing and touring, she delivered Krómantík, an eight song EP of solo piano pieces, followed a year later by her second album Ask the Deep. Inspired by a note she wrote to herself upon waking in the middle of the night -- "Write about hope and spring" -- 2017's Endless Summer carried a more whimsical tone and piano-centric palette. The following year, she released a lusher collaboration with Sin Fang and Múm's Örvar Smárason called Team Dreams. ~ Heather Phares, Rovi