The band recently shared two new songs written for the soundtrack to Black Mirror‘s acclaimed ‘Hang The DJ’ episode.
The episode, which tells the story of a dystopian real-life dating app, has become a firm favourite among fans – for its riveting plot as well as arresting soundtrack.
The music was put together Alex Somers (who frequently collaborates with Sigur Ros frontman, Jónsi) and features two new tracks from the Icelandic post-rock veterans with ‘Match’ and ‘End’. With all the band’s usual ethereal wizardry, they make for the perfect cinematic backing.
Pitchfork reports that Somers’ soundtrack, including the Sigur Rós collaborations, will soon be released on vinyl by Invada Records. A release date is not currently known, but more details are expected to follow.
Match, a song by Sigur Rós, Alex Somers on Spotify
End, a song by Sigur Rós, Alex Somers on Spotify
“[It] is probably one of the best pilots for a space show ever,” the director told the Hollywood Reporter.
“I was talking with Louise Sutton, who produced this and ”Metalhead,“ and she cooked up a brilliant idea of spinning it off into a TV series. I’m keen to see it as a TV series. I think Charlie might revisit it as a Black Mirror. Whether I’m the one to do it, I don’t know.”
Sigur Ros meanwhile, are expected to release a new album later this year.
Aside from last year’s one-off single ‘Óveður’, the band have not released a full-length album since 2013’s acclaimed ‘Kveikur‘ – but now they say that they have a number of ‘happy’ tracks written.
“We’ve completed a few songs… they’re kind of all over the place [in terms of mood],” drummer Orri Páll Dýrason told The List. “‘Kveikur’ was dark, and these are a little bit more happy, I think… I guess it’s just the headspace we’re in. We’ve been writing these songs over a long period of time, almost two years, and the emotions are very different, kind of all over the place.
“Whereas’ Kveikur’ was written in really short bursts, this one has taken a longer time. We’ll see what happens when we get together for the next writing session, but maybe the world needs something happy? Maybe we all need some positive things?”