Rising Icelandic pop artist Hildur releases her empowering new single ‘Woman At War’ today through Anti Fragile Music. A battle cry for equality, it is stirring and emboldened.
Our first thoughts are that Hildur sounds like a contemporary Kate Bush, mixed with a pinch of Dua Lipa, a smidge of Zara Larsson and a touch of Björk – but in reality she defies comparison, her voice and style are her own. ‘Woman At War’ is the follow-up to her previous single, ‘1993’, and both will feature on her ‘Intuition EP’, set for release in the summer.
Speaking about ‘Woman At War’ Hildur explains,
“Woman in War is a song to honour all the strong women I know that have fought many battles and are tired. Tired of always having to put up a fight, tired of putting in all the efforts but not seeing the situation change, tired of having to fight the same fight again and again, tired of being labelled angry when they really are just fighting for equal rights. I had experienced this feeling again and again and I wanted to try to put that exact feeling into a song. However, this song is not about giving up. It has hope. It conveys understanding that this is what the situation looks like right now and it’s ok to be overwhelmed by it and want to give up at times. Because the beautiful thing is that all the woman I know that have hit this wall, me included, they somehow find the strength in them to continue and return fighting strong, again.”