Icelandic artist Borko has released his new album ‘Born to be Free’ via ‘Sounds of a Handshake’. Borko, who has proven to be an influential artist on Reykjavík’s music scene offers an intricate and colourful album that sits comfortably alongside his reknowned warm-hearted charismatic stage presence…that beard helps, a feature not forgotten on the press release for the album: “beard of a freedom fighter and the battlefield is our hearts.”
The title track has been released as a video which you can watch below.
Songs like the title song and The Final Round are an energetic comment on urban life, while the final song Sing to the World is a universal anthem. There is a sense of charismatic vibrancy which juxtaposes perfectly with the intricate nature of Borko’s carefully crafted music. Simply by putting the needle to this album the battle is already half won.
The stand-out track for me has to be ‘Two Lights‘…you just want to drift away to it.