Silja Rós has worked as a singer and songwriter for the past 11 years and composed music for over 16 years.
She also works as an actress and screenwriter, but she is currently finishing writing on her first TV series, which will start shooting this summer, and working on her third album, which is expected this year. The release starts with a groovy summer hit called “Share U”. Silja Rós’s music can be described as jazz shot pop influenced by R&B.
“I wrote the song in Copenhagen, where I lived for two years. The song was created in my bedroom on a small midi keyboard in the middle of covid as work moved home. I clearly remember that on that particular day I didn’t want to write a love song and was going to write something completely different. The lyrics started to form and I managed to avoid the love until I got into a rhyming tangle and suddenly a phrase came that guided the song right back to the path of love. I didn’t dwell on it for long and just thought, well, this is a love song and just let it flow naturally.”
Silja Rós and Magnús Dagsson started recording and arranging in Copenhagen, but finished the recording in their studio in Iceland. Magnús Orri was in charge of recording, mixing and played all the instruments except for the drums, which were handled by Berg Einar. Skonrock mastered.
“It’s a great gift to be able to work with your boyfriend, and the collaboration has so far been very successful, despite the fact that we both have very strong opinions in terms of exposures and don’t always agree. When we started recording Share U, we made one rule, that we would enjoy the whole process and only work on the song when we both had good energy to create. We didn’t put ourselves under any time pressure and spent a lot of time messing around with vocal arrangements influenced by Jacob Collier and Moonchild. It was an incredibly fun process and I feel even better about the song because of it.”
Silja Rós will hold a free concert in FÍH on Thursday, April 27 at 20:00 with her band, where the new album will be in the foreground, so guests can get a head start on the bliss.