East of My Youth – Broken Glass review

East Of My Youth, an Icelandic electro-pop duo – Herdís Stefánsdóttir and Thelma Marín Jónsdóttir – have dropped a mesmerizing new single, ‘Broken Glass’, out via West Of My Future Ltd.

The track with its glitchy synth-infused beats and soaring clear vocals makes for a majestic, almost polarizing image; it is bright and playful yet has dark undertones.

The music video for ‘Broken Glass’ is a perfect match for the song. Moving slowly – it is stylish, soothing and almost hypnotic – it simultaneously calmed me down and made me anxious.

The song is the result of Herdis’ of compositional and Thelma’s artistic skills and therefore has a dynamic duality to it.

Beginning right from their first 6-track EP earlier this year to this single, East of My Youth has had an impressive journey so far as they continue to charm listeners with their dark brand of electronic music.

The duo is relatively new on the scene, having formed in May 2015 in Reykjavik, Iceland. But they have already received praise from a number of well-regarded publications including i-D, The Line of Best Fit, and Nordic by Nature, and also wowed crowds at festivals such as SXSW, Iceland Airwaves, and Sonar Reykjavik.

‘Broken Glass’, premiered on Clash and is available to buy/stream on iTunes and Spotify.

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Watch the video for ‘Broken Glass’ below:


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