If you’re a reader of the blog whose name is not Nate or Matt (I’m talking to you 3 random people who were google-ing for kids they hate), you will have noticed the excessive updates regarding this first Jonsi record. And, yet again, thanks to some pirate friends, I finally have it in my possession and I’m not letting it go. I dare you to finish listening to this half English, half Icelandic record and not feel inspired. It is the quintessential pump up mix for fairies, nymphs and other half-bird creatures (see Jonsi pictures) and conjures up feelings of weightlessness, youth, wonder and opportunity, like flying over Never Never Land. Ya, I just wrote that last sentence and I’m not deleting it. This record makes me want to put on face paint and feather headbands like scenester middle-school girls (…as if we haven’t stolen enough from the Native Americans. Damn you, Columbus!).
I have to compare this record to Sigur Ros, since Jonsi is the lead singer and driving force behind Sigur Ros. On that end, it’s faster, more produced, more structured and yet also more chaotic. There are a handful of slower songs, like the iconic “Kolnidur,” but the highlights are found in the quick tempos of “Go Do” and “Boy Lilikoi.” Jonsi is officially my first Coachella commitment to watching the entire set no matter who else is playing at the same time…I don’t care if Kurt Cobain and Elliott Smith come back from the grave and sing a duet at the Mojave Tent.
All I know is that I want to be a Lilikoi Boy...whatever that means. Deal with it.
& Buy this record.
Best Tracks: “Kolnidur,” “Go Do,” “Boy Lilikoi,” “Around Us,” & “Grow Till Tall”
Love Child Of: Sigur Ros; Man-Birds; Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and the Lost Boys; creatures in perfect harmony with mother nature; and hope.
ihatekidslikeyou collective rating: 5 out of 5 Jonsi Man-Birds
Watch the Jonsi video to Go Do here:
Jónsi - Go Do from Jónsi on Vimeo.