Preparing to take the coldwave dance floor by storm, Kaelan Mikla's keyboardist and co-vocalist Sólveig Matthildur is now branching out on her own with the stunning chill of "Dystopian Boy," the debut track from her as-yet-untitled solo album set to drop sometime next year. Lynchian red backdrops and a rose-patterned wall stand stark as the singer swirls about, draped in knotted crimson rope while she laments with a detached longing that lends maturity to her raw talent. A husky voice that is at once timeless and spotlessly fresh, the track and performance evokes a melancholic ache verging on nostalgia for the uncertain sadness of youth.
Matthildur found inspiration for the track in a chance meeting, recalling, "I was inspired to make the track 'Dystopian Boy' when I was sitting at a bar with a guy one and a half years ago. He said 'I'm a dystopian guy, Sólveig,' and I thought it was very beautiful as I have always seen myself as a utopian girl." The match proved fruitful, as she continues, "We ended up giving each other a lot. He helped me understand so many things about myself and changed my view of life and love and find the beauty of the fact that everything has a beginning and an end. I asked my friend Andrew [a.k.a. Deb Demure of Drab Majesty] to contribute to the track because I felt like he could really make magic. I was right!"
Sólveig Matthildur's "Dystopian Boy" will be available for purchase November 16th through iTunes and her Bandcamp page. A full-length album will be available via Artoffact Records in 2019, and until then, see below for upcoming Eurpean solo dates.