I guess I shouldn’t have expected less, but the new single and video for Jónsi’s “Go Do” is breathtaking.
Jón Thor Birgisson, known to the world as Jónsi, is the lead singer of Sigur Rós. His solo album, Go, came out this week. I’ve always loved Sigur Ros, and Jónsi’s voice in the solo work remains an instrument in itself.
I got to meet Jónsi after the SR show in Minneapolis back in 2006. I was going to ask him to translate some Hopelandic for me, but while the other band members chatted us up, he sat in the corner quietly munching on pizza. Perhaps this video is what he was thinking about.
Here’s more audio: