Heiðrik á Heygum and Greta Svabo Bech, both musicians from the Faroe Islands, have just released a nice little duet entitled “Tasty Tears”. We spoke with Heiðrik about that collaboration.
Heiðrik, how did it happen that you collaborated with Greta Svabo Bech?
Well, I´ve been writing music for a long time now and have worked with a lot of fellow artists from the Faroe Islands – with Janus from BYRTA, Guðrið Hansdóttir, Høgni Lisberg and a lot of other artists. I love Greta’s stuff so I asked if she was interested in working with me. She was up for it, so I went to her place in Miðvágur to write music. Suddenly we had a duet. It wasn´t really the plan but it worked out great.
What is “Tasty Tears” about?
It´s about holding on to something that´s long gone. Bitter sweet tears – you know, hoping to be back together with someone. Hoping, wishing.
Where was the video shot and who did it?
We filmed it ourselves in Greta´s house where we wrote the song. I filmed her and she filmed me. There were no lights, no nothing. Very real.
Where is the song available?
It´s just a video for now.
So it´s like a Christmas present for the fans?
Yes, it is. “Tasty Tears” is a very cute and cozy song. So we thought we should just release it for Christmas. We simply want people to enjoy it on the internet.
Tags: Faroese music, Greta Svabo Bech, Heiðrik á Heygum
Stephan fell in love with the Nordic countries, especially the Faroe Islands, when he was a teenager. The 34-year-old German is originally a health care editor and writes about Nordic culture on a freelance basis.
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