Icelandic singer-songwriter and composer Jófríður Ákadóttir aka JFDR has announced her third studio album titled ‘Museum’. It marks her first record with UK label Houndstooth and arrives in April. Together with the announcement she also unveils a new single and music video ‘Spectator’.
Every new release of JFDR is quite spectacular and she always knows how to pull us into her dreamy and melancholic soundscape. New single ‘Spectator’ is a beautiful ethereal song that comes with a great music video directed by Timothee Lambrecq. About the new single and video she says:
“Spectator’ is an anthem for the codependent, a lullaby for the ones slightly codependent and for those who have never felt it; a mirror into the raw thought process of someone deep in the trenches of it.
The video was made with my good friend Timothee Lambrecq and the unmissable support from my husband Josh Wilkinson and old bandmate Áslaug Magnúsdóttir, she goes on. The clouds represent thoughts, and getting swallowed by a big cloud is symbolic of the thoughts that can overtake you, when you lose your ground.
I also wanted to reference the album and its artwork that centres around a statue, representing energy frozen in time. I truly hope this song makes someone feel seen. It can take a long time to learn to navigate big emotions, whether they’re your own or others’. I was feeling it at the time”.
‘Spectator’ is out now on all platforms. ‘Museum‘ arrives April 28th via Houndstooth.