Born in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland, Sóley Stefánsdóttir has attracted a huge following with her fairytale song-craft since launching her solo career in 2010 with the release of her EP “Theater Island”. Her fantastical, sepia-toned alt-pop tunes of debut full-length “We Sink” was to follow in 2011. Receiving acclaim though her delicate compositions, soaked in dream-like qualities and dark surrealism, her song “Pretty Face” would go on to generate an enourmous amount of buzz and legions of converts. Sóley would subsequently tour the USA’s East Coast as support on a sold-out run with fellow Icelanders Of Monsters and Men.
Having studied the piano and composition at the Icelandic Art Academy, Sóley, who was formerly a member of the band Seabear, released another EP entitled “Krómantík” in 2014, comprised of piano works originally composed for various theater/film productions, and returned to even darker, nocturnal themes with sophomore album “Ask The Deep”, which came out in early 2015. Following its release, she once again toured the world and supported John Grant for his UK shows in early 2016.
On releasing her third album “Endless Summer”, which arrived in Summer 2017 via Morr Music, she left the darkness of “Ask The Deep” behind and focussed on more organic/acoustic arrangements. “Endless Summer” was written and recorded over the span of 12 months with long-time friend and collaborator Albert Finnbogason. 2017 through 2018 has seen her collaborate with Sin Fang and Örvar Smárason (múm) under the moniker Team Dreams and as of Fall 2018, Sóley is in the studio working on her as-yet-untitled forth solo album.