This is Anna's first time as co-composer with Arnold Ludvig. The music came to her in a sudden flash and Ludvig was able to understand the music that Anna heard in her head. The inspiration took place upon arriving in their flat in Reykjavík, Iceland, when they were welcomed and shaken by an earthquake. Ludvig was studying at Listaháskóli Íslands for his Masters and one of his courses was working with Ableton Live. This was also the first time that Ludvig incorporated the use of Ableton Live in his composing process for, Good Morning Reykjavík. Anna and Ludvig were lucky to have lived in an area in Reykjavík surrounded by a patch of nature where fairies are believed to be living in the great big stones. On one glorious morning, Anna stepped out on the balcony, got inspired and sang the second part of the song (a throwback to the 60's) to the fairies. Then the question was how to blend the two very different styles of music - funk and retro together. That's when Anna came up with the idea to use a radio tuning sound, which Ludvig found on Ableton live and other sources. The sound of tap, which Anna took classes in Reykjavík and the constant sound of Icelanders saying já, já (roughly 'yow-yow' in English phonetic spelling), which Faroese people call Jau'ari were all elements that inspired Anna in the creation of Good Morning Reykjavík, a song that surely will move your feet.
1. Good Morning Reykjavík
Released on the following formats:
Digitally on all major platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.). You can check it out on the player below.
Good Morning Reykjavík - MonkeyRat OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO: