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Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi releases first song for a decade

Jonsi
(Image credit: Barnaby Rooper)

Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi has released a new single, Exhale. It's his first new musical release for over a decade and you can watch the video in full below.

Exhale is described as beginning "softly, featuring Jónsi and a somber piano in free-time. Over a bed of pillowy, glitchy synths, and piano, Jónsi repeats “just let it go now/ it isn’t your fault,” which feels like both a mission statement as well as a guide for living in the tumultuous 21st century."

The video directed by himself and Giovanni Ribisi and Exhale was co-produced by Jónsi and A. G. Cook.

Earlier this year, Jónsi had his first solo art exhibition at the renowned Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in Los Angeles. The avant-garde pieces explored the ways sound impacts the senses in more ways than just hearing.

Sigur Rós released their last studio album Kveikur back in 2013.

Get Exhale.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.