Einangran is a brand new duo hailing from the remote and tiny Faroe Islands. Heiðrik á Heygum, and Lea Kampmann, who both are solo singer/songwriters became stuck in the same apartment in Copenhagen when Denmark locked down due to the corona epidemic in March 2020.
They were both on their way to different countries with their solo projects, when they got stranded in the same apartment. They decided to use their time creatively while waiting for the world to open up its borders again, so they started writing songs together in their native tongue - Faroese. Faroese is probably one of the smallest languages in the world, and is only spoken by around 50.000 people.
Lea and Heiðrik contacted producers, Janus Rasmussen (from electro-duo, Kiasmos) and Sakaris Joensen, who both are faroese producers living in Iceland, and asked them to produce their EP, working through the internet by sending their recordings back and forth between Denmark and Iceland.
The result was Einangran (which means a form of isolation in Faroese) a beautiful and acoustic EP consisting of four songs, with timeless compositions that tastefully blend acoustic and electronic elements.
Songs about desire, longing and unrequited love. The productions contain piano, organ, starry washes, smears of synthesizers, clicking percussion, unidentifiable pulses, Heiðrik and Lea's soft and lush vocals with soaring harmonies, and quickly picked acoustic guitars that will remind you of Simon & Garfunkel and Sufjan Stevens. Their songs are catchy, inventive, melodic, seamless and the production is haunting minimal but fathomless.
Released on the following formats:
Digitally on all major platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.). You can check it out on the player below.