Freyr Flodgren is a Swedish/Icelandic singer-songwriter with a passion for acoustic music. He was one of the founding members of music collective Lärkträdet (The Larch), whose core members once shared a detached house in Umeå. More recently he has been focusing on his solo project which he’s been recording this past year in Bergen Norway. The beautifully enchanting Over my Head is the first single to come out of the project which surely bodes well for the future. It’s also our Song of the Day.
Over My Head is a nostalgic track that recalls some of his best and worst memories while living in a house called Lärkträdet – “the larch tree.” “Over My Head” was recorded in a studio right beside a lake in mountainous Bergen, Norway since summer. His affinity for Bon Iver’s “Holocene” helped him paint a canvas of emotive and delicate balladry that is both autobiographical and fantastical. With the lush lilt of Sufjan Stevens and the symphonic backdrop of Sigur Ros, “Over My Head: plays with Freyr’s memories: the intersection of reality and fantasy that can’t be separated. “Before I moved out I dreamed that the house would burn down, and I saw myself standing in the window,” he explains. “The house burning down was one I cannot, even if I try, separate from any of my real memories.” It’s this lucid dream palette Freyr creates that makes his music simply enchanting.