Eivør (singer)

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Eivør in 2019
Eivør in 2019
Background information
Birth nameEivør Pálsdóttir
Born (1983-07-21) 21 July 1983 (age 40)
Syðrugøta, Faroe Islands
Years active1996–present
(m. 2012)
Eivør Pálsdóttir, Moers festival 2009

Eivør Pálsdóttir (pronounced [ˈaivœɹ ˈpɔlsˌdœʰtəɹ]; born 21 July 1983), known mononymously as Eivør, is a Faroese singer-songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Syðrugøta, she had her first televised performance at the age of 13. Over the course of her decades-long career, her musical output has spanned a wide range of genres such as folk, art pop, jazz, folk rock, classical and electronica. She is the elder sister of singer Elinborg.


In 1999, at the age of 15, she became the lead singer in Clickhaze. The following year, she released her first self-titled album, Eivør Pálsdóttir, and then won the 2001 Prix Føroyar song contest as part of the band Clickhaze.[1] She moved to Reykjavík in 2002 to study music, releasing an album with Yggdrasil the same year. Her second solo album, Krákan, released in 2003 and was nominated in three categories at the Icelandic Music Awards, winning Best Singer and Best Performer – an honour normally only reserved for Icelandic artists. The same year, she participated in Söngvakeppnin with the song "Í Nótt", reaching 6th place.

In 2004, Eivør was named Ársins Føroyingur (Faroe Islander of the Year).[citation needed]

In 2005, the DR Big Band released its 40th anniversary album, with all songs written and sung by Eivør. The same year, her performance of Úlfhamssaga led to her winning the awarded the Icelandic Gríma award. In 2007, Eivør's 5th album Mannabarn was released; an English-language version, Human Child, was released on the same day.[citation needed]

In 2010, she released the album Larva, marking a stark departure away from her folk sound, moving towards a more experimental and electronic musical style.[citation needed]

She married the Faroese composer and long-time collabrator Tróndur Bogason in 2012; the same year, she released the album Room,[2] which won three awards at the Faroese Music Awards: Best Female Singer, Best Artist and Best Album of the Year. The following year, she covered "Den vilda" by One More Time in Icelandic, which charted on Tónlist TV.[3]

In 2015, Eivør released two companion albums, Bridges and Slør, sung in English and Faroese respectively. Describing the writing process in an interview with Stacja Islandia, she said that "[it] kept coming to me in such a manner that I would write a lyric in English and straight afterwards a lyric in Faroese would arrive – a kind of mirror image or reflection. Most of the songs were written together in pairs. The albums are therefore two different works yet also a unity. This has been my dream project for over 2 years now."[4]

In 2016, she collaborated with Bear McCreary on the soundtrack for God of War, performing it with a live orchestra at the E3 2016 Sony press conference.[5] She collaborated with the DR Big Band once again that same year, releasing the orchestral album At the Heart of a Selkie. In 2018, she collaborated with John Lunn on the soundtrack to The Last Kingdom. In 2020, she released the album Segl. She became the cover artist first time of ÖMC Dergi (Dergi),[6][7] Turkey's biggest digital music magazine, to promote her new album Segl.

Describing the about album process in an interview with Alp Kılıç, she said that "I think that every album I make is marked by where I am in my life creatively and also personally, and every album has elements from my previous work entwined with new elements which I amcurious to explore. Slør is very much about home sickness and returning back to my roots. Segl is more about lookingout and navigating though unknown places." ÖMC Dergi (Dergi) announced for the first time the Segl album and Segl Tour news in Turkey. [8] In 2021, she received Nordic Council Music Prize.[9]

In September 2023, independent label Season of Mist announced on Instagram that Eivør had signed with them. [10]



  • Eivør Pálsdóttir (SHD 50, Tutl Records, 2000)
  • Clickhaze EP (HJF 91, Tutl Records, 2002)
  • Yggdrasil (HJF 88, Tutl Records, 2002)
  • Krákan (12T001, 12 tónar 2003)
  • Eivør (12T010, 12 tónar 2004)
  • Trøllabundin (together with the Big band of Danmarks Radio 2005)
  • Human Child (R 60117-2, RecArt Music 2007)
  • Mannabarn (R 60116-2, RecArt Music 2007, Faroese version of Human Child)
  • Eivör Live[11]
  • Undo your mind EP (Copenhagen Records 2010)
  • Larva (SHD 130, Tutl Records, 2010)
  • Room (SHD145, Tutl Records, 2012)
  • The Color of Dark (with Ginman) (2014)
  • Bridges (SHD155, Tutl Records, 2015)
  • Slør (SHD165, Tutl Records, 2015)
  • At The Heart of a Selkie (with Peter Jensen & The Danish Radio Big Band, and The Danish National Vocal Ensemble (SHD175, Tutl Records, 2016)
  • Slør (AGs1701, Tutl Records, licensed to A&G Records Ltd., English edition of Slør, 2017)[12]
  • London Solo Sessions (Live) EP, (Tutl Records, A&G Records Ltd., 2017[13])
  • The Last Kingdom Original Television Soundtrack (with John Lunn) (Carnival, 2018)
  • Live in Tórshavn (Norse Music, 2018)
  • Segl (2020)
  • The Last Kingdom: Destiny Is All (With John Lunn and Danny Saul) (Carnival, 2023)


  • "Undo Your Mind" (2010)
  • "Dansaðu vindur" (2013)
  • "Faithful Friend" (2015)
  • "Remember Me" (2015)
  • "In My Shoes" (2017)

Guest appearances and collaborations[edit]


  • Eivør: True Love (2013) – Main actress
  • 111 Góðir Dagar (2021) – Supporting actress


  • 2004 Faroe Islander of the Year
  • 2006 Planet Awards – Best female singer (Faroese music awards)
  • 2009 Planet Awards – Best female singer
  • 2006 Best Danish female folk from Jylland (Årets danske Folk Vokalist)
  • 2012 Planet Awards – Best female singer / Best artist / Best album for Room
  • 2013 Nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize[14]
  • 2013 DJBFA (Danish Jazz, Beat and Folkmusic Authors) Award[15]
  • 2021 The Nordic Council Music Prize [16]


  1. ^ "EIVOR.COM discography". Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2008.
  2. ^ Lydtapet.net, Anmeldelse: EIVØR – ROOM Archived 8 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine (in Danish)
  3. ^ Tonlist: Netlistinn viku 46, 2013 Archived 15 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine (in Icelandic)
  4. ^ Kozicki, Marcin (15 September 2015). "Eivør – Music means the world to me (interview)".
  5. ^ GameSpot (13 June 2016). "Sony Press Conference Orchestra - Live at E3 2016". Archived from the original on 12 December 2021 – via YouTube.
  6. ^ "Segl is more about looking out and navigating through unknown places". 8 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Segl daha çok bakmak ve bilinmeyen yerlerle gezinmekle ilgili".
  8. ^ Twitter https://twitter.com/omcdergi/status/1250761584718286848. Retrieved 21 December 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Eivør Pálsdóttir wins the 2021 Nordic Council Music Prize | Nordic cooperation".
  10. ^ "Instagram".
  11. ^ tutl.com Eivör Live album page Archived 29 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "DENMARK (FAROE ISLANDS): Slør - Eivør". 200worldalbums.com. 17 August 2021. Retrieved 11 October 2023.
  13. ^ "Eivør* – London Solo Sessions". Discogs.
  14. ^ Aktuelt.fo Archived 3 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine Eivør instillað til Tónleikavirðisløn Norðurlandarásins (in Faroese)
  15. ^ "To Komponister Hædret af Kolleger i DJBFA der Også Hylder en af Dansk Musiks Bagmænd". DJBFA.dk (in Danish). Danish Jazz Beat and Folkmusic Authors. 2013. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  16. ^ "Eivør Pálsdóttir wins the 2021 Nordic Council Music Prize | Nordic cooperation".

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