We wrote about Freyr in the summer of 2018, when he was performing as Freyr Flodgren. Since then, he has removed the last name from his performance moniker, and recently inked a deal with Nettwerk Music Group - his debut EP with Nettwerk comes out in July.
This Swedish and Icelandic singer-songwriter was brought up in Umeå, a city located in the mellow forests of northern Sweden, and spent most of his childhood summers in Iceland. This connection to nature figures as a cornerstone of his musical aesthetic, as Freyr combines a deep sense of minimalism with an intimate vocal delivery that might remind you of Nick Drake. "Neighbour Boy" explores the compromises that are made as we sacrifice passion for wisdom in the name of emotional maturity. The prominent, finger-style acoustic guitar pairs with ambient electronic sounds and subtle elements of percussion, as Freyr channels the poetic stillness of his youth into a trembling and poignant retrospective. Equal parts storyteller and sonic alchemist, Freyr creates music that taps into the universal fragility of human existence.