Auntie’s been to Iceland

sigur_ros_-_hoppipollaBack in 2006, this song became the first, and to date only, song in Icelandic ever to make the UK top 40, off the back of its use in the trailers for Attenboroughfest Planet Earth. And what a majestic piece of music it is. Stick it on your gym playlist, and it will make your workout feel epic. Heck, do anything to this and it will feel epic. Appropriately enough, all the sweeping romanticism of the music is in service of a bit of lyrical whimsy about how much fun it is to splash about in puddles. Epic.

Anyhow, since it’s back (in slightly remixed form) on the trailers for Planet Earth II, time to dig it out again…

Sigur Rós – Hoppípolla (2006 UK CD single)

Link: Sigur Rós – Hoppípolla
Link: Sigur Rós – Með Blóðnasir
Link: Sigur Rós – Hafsól (new 2005 version)

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