If you listen to Icelandic music, you will notice that a high proportion of singers are women, either as solo artists or as part of a band that has a mix of men and women. I don’t know why this is, but this seems to be true of other aspects of Icelandic life too, women are just generally more prevalent. Iceland regularly tops rankings of the world’s best places for women to live.
Here are some Icelandic female singers that have very different styles but all are unique and confident individuals who would be better global role models for young girls than the likes of Rihanna! I don’t have a favourite but have tried to include a variety here.
Lay Low: Please Don’t Hate Me
Sóley: Smashed Birds
Vicky: Feel Good
Hafdis Huld: Synchronised Swimmers
Ólöf Arnalds: Innundir Skinni
Of Monsters and Men: Dirty Paws
FM Belfast: Frequency