Icelandic music artist KRÍA recently released a new music video and a debut EP. Nordic Style had a chance to have a little chat with her about what her music inspiration and Icelandic heritage.
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What’s your inspiration behind the EP?
Everything that is supernatural really inspires and every song is different so I didn’t really start with a theme. My EP, “Low Hype” is about being in a dark place and gradually realizing that things can change. Then song “Hiding” is about being an introvert and “Antibody” is about how the media portrays women and people of minorities.
When did you first start playing music?
I started playing the piano when I was six years old. One day, I was on my way home from school and noticed a girl in front of me walking towards the music school. I asked her what she played and she told me she played the piano as well. We talked for a while and she was learning how to play the ‘Circle of Life’ from the Lion King. I was in awe, so I ran home and begged my parents to enroll me in piano lessons.
What made you want to become a musician?
Does your Icelandic heritage influence your work at all?
I think to a certain degree, nature definitely inspires me to write poems and lyrics. I’ve always been interested in folk stories from Iceland about ghosts and the hidden people that live in stones. I think you can recognize that influence in my visuals.
Is this your first music released?
Yes! It’s now available to buy on iTunes and Amazon and is streaming on Soundcloud and Spotify.
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Born in Hawaii to an American mother and a German father, Nicole considers Norway her second home. After studying textile design for one year in London she has recently moved back to Oslo and plans to continue her studies in Norway. She enjoys traveling, knitting, vintage shopping, and creating.
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