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Fun and more fun, but none of it relating to books (because I have another page for that)

October 1, 2012

Music of my Heart: Sigur Ros

You don’t always need to understand the lyrics to a song to be moved by it. That’s exactly what the band Sigur Ros thought when they began to make music.

Sigur Ros, originally from Iceland, practices the art of Vonlenska, which is a term used to describe the unintelligible lyrics sung by the band. The band’s website describes it as “a form of gibberish vocals that fits to the music.” Basically, the listener must relate to the music and come up with their own meaning.

I’ll be honest, the first time I heard this band was on the season finale of a Vampire Diaries episode. (Yes, I watch Vampire Diaries and I am proud of it because they have amazing music on that show.) The song that they played, “Dauðalogn” (which I can’t even pronounce), was so moving I decided to look them up and download as many of their songs as fast as possible.

They recently gained some attention for featuring Shia Labeouf completely nude in their music video. That aside, they are an amazing band, especially on a rainy day, and they encourage thinking for yourself. Hope you love them as much as I do. Here are a couple of their songs, which I can’t pronounce, underneath.

Let me know what you think!