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Sunday, 09 December 2012 14:55

Iceland: Debut Album by Greta Salóme Released

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Greta Salóme, a 26-year-old Icelandic singer and violinist, is an up-and-coming artist with a classical background. She was first put into the spotlight when representing her country in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest held in Baku, Azerbaijan. Her entry was a duet with Jónsi entitled Never Forget. This song made it to the Final on the prestigious event, reaching 20th place with forty six points in total despite being a fan favourite, ultimately winning an accolade for best group at the 2012 edition of the ESC Radio Awards. It is highly noticeable that she has raw talent, which she uses intelligently to produce pop music with a classical vibe.

The exposure Greta Salóme gained in the Eurovision Song Contest landed her a record deal which would allow her to release the album that she had already been working on for two years. Greta has just recently released this debut album In The Silence, which she began round around the time when starting her Master’s degree at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in early 2010. The album, produced by Þorvaldur Bjarn, is packed with emotion. Greta admits to being very proud of her album, saying that it combines joy and sorrow, and contradictions. The Eurovision song Never Forget, which earned Greta’s recognition, is part of the album together with the Icelandic version. The mysterious and powerful sound of this album gives the listener an amazing and unique experience and showcases Greta Salóme’s fascinating talent in combining classical with contemporary music. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for more news from artists who have been to the Eurovision Song Contest.

Source: Hands-Up Music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnyXXzCfVrE

Last modified on Sunday, 09 December 2012 14:58