Sigur Rós release second single 'Stendur æva' from 'Odin's Raven Magic'

November 2020

Sigur Rós have released the second single 'Stendur æva' from their upcoming album Odin's Raven Magic.

The album 'Odin’s Raven Magic' is an orchestral collaboration between Sigur Rós, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Steindór Andersen and Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir which premiered 18 years ago at the Barbican Centre in London and is now finally almost two decades later being released. The performance honours the poem, dramatic and beautiful, classical with a modern strike. A stone marimba was built especially for the performance by Páll Guðmundsson.

Odin’s Raven Magic - the poem - had been relegated from mainstream ancient literature ever since 1867, when Norwegian scholar Sophus Bugge claimed it was a 17th century fabrication. This theory has since been toppled with literary and linguistic arguments and new research has concluded that Odin’s Raven Magic was indeed authentic and has finally being reintroduced to the Edda.

Stendur æva is available now to stream everywhere and Odin's Raven Magic can be pre-saved now for release on December 4th!

Odin's Raven Magic Standard LP & CD

Odin's Raven Magic standard heavyweight double LP and CD are available to pre-order now via the Sigur Rós Bandcamp page!

Sigur Rós
Eliza Shaddad
Alex Somers
Kjartan Sveinsson
Paul Corley