The reason why I clicked on Konni Kass in the first place, was because I saw she was from the Faroe Islands. In the split second that I had to ponder about what Faroerian (?) music might sound like, I imagined it would be dreamy and melancholic, like a lot of music from neighboring Iceland tends to be.
After listening to one or two songs, my conclusion is that Konni Kass does have the type of otherworldly dreaminess you might associate with her homeland, but without the moody mist of solitude that I expected.
Take this song, Surrender, that starts out with an atmosphere that reminds me of Lorde’s Tennis Court, but simpler and cleaner somehow. Halfway through it flows into something more poppy finishing it off with a beautiful saxophone solo that lifts the whole song to something quite sophisticated.
The Roskilde Festival website describes her music as “windswept”, which reminds me of a drafty house with bad heating and this does not do Konni Kass justice, at all. Her music sounds sturdy, with melodic synths that form a strong foundation through out her songs.
She’ll be performing at Roskilde Festival early on in the week (Tuesday), featuring as one of the festival’s future stars at either Rising or Countdown stage.
Make sure to be there!