As I said in my post about the single he released at the beginning of the year, Unbound, Ásgeir will always have a special place in pushing me to listen to new music, which has obviously become one of my biggest passions. The thing that made me initially love his music is how he effortlessly melds the organic and synthetic together, displayed expertly all throughout his debut album. We are now just over a week away from the release of his second album, and Ásgeir is showing he remains extremely adept at this while also pushing his sound further than before. His newest release, Afterglow, serves as clear evidence of that claim. The song starts driven by a lone piano before adding in Ásgeir’s beautiful falsetto and more industrial sounds that wouldn’t be out of place on Sufjan Stevens’ Age of Adz. Present as always are gorgeous vocals and harmonies that serve as the focal point. While lately it seems a lot of my favorite artists have suffered from sophomore slumps, Ásgeir definitely seems to be an exception as all three released tracks from the album are standouts. I can’t wait to see what he has in store, and luckily the waiting is almost over! Look for Asgeir’s new album, Afterglow, on May 5th and check out the title track below or click HERE if you don’t have Spotify!