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Girl In Red and John Grant dazzle on second night

Iceland Airwaves continued yesterday (November 8) with stellar units from John Grant, Lady In Crimson, Anna of The North and extra.

The competition perviously noticed units from Mac DeMarco, Georgia and Disgrace on Thursday evening throughout venues within the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik.

Singer-songwriter John Grant wowed a packed-out crowd on the Fríkirkjan church with a solo set on Friday evening. Performing songs from all through his profession, Grant – who moved to Iceland a number of years in the past – took cost of a grand piano for the intimate set.

In 2015, Grant stated that transferring to Iceland helped save him, and that “I really feel secure right here. It’s a cautious optimism related to that feeling of safety”. Chatting with the group in a number of totally different languages – together with German, English and Icelandic – Grant praised the attractive environment for this special day, earlier than making stripped-back model of songs ‘Gray Tickles, Black Stress’, ‘Geraldine’ and ‘International Warming’ sounding expansive within the towering room. 

John Grant at Iceland Airwaves

Earlier that night, Anna of The North introduced the celebration to the Reykjavik Artwork Museum within the metropolis centre. Following a current London present at Heaven – which we known as a “charming efficiency” – the Norwegian pop star handled Iceland Airwaves crowd to a smattering of songs from her lately launched album, ‘Dream Lady’.

Backed by a two-piece band, Anna’s happy-go-lucky perspective shone by means of on a number of the albums most joyous cuts, together with ‘Leaning On Myself’, ‘My Love’ and the disco-powered ‘Lonely Life’ within the hour-long set earlier than ending off on the highly effective first album observe ‘Fireplace’.

Anna of The North at Iceland Airwaves

One other Norwegian hero within the form of Lady In Crimson closed out the competition’s second evening at Gamla Bíó. Sporting Billie Eilish merch and discussing the advantages of a chill post-show celebration, she raced by means of probably the most exuberant cuts from her current materials.

Girl In Red at Iceland Airwaves

“Dangerous Concept!’, ‘Lifeless Lady in The Pool’ and ‘Summer time Melancholy’ supplied the best vitality for the younger crowd to open the pit too, whereas her excitable band helped elevate the ambiance in songs like ‘We Fell In Love In October’ and ‘Ladies’.

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