Icelandic band’s song goes viral after getting endorsement from Russell Crowe


Söngvakeppnin is an annual music competition in Iceland and this year, ‘Think About Things’ by Daði Freyr and his band Gagnamagnið quickly became a viral hit. The song’s video uploaded on YouTube features the most compelling choreography and it has already received more than two lakh views and more than 6,000 likes. The Icelandic band also caught the eye of actor Russell Crowe and British TV personality Rylan Clark-Neal.

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“It’s the Gladiator”

Speaking to international media, Freyr said he was 208cm tall and used to being noticed. However, when Freyr learned that Russel Crowe had tweeted his song, Freyr said that “he’s the gladiator.” Moreover, he said he had the same feeling as when he first competed in Söngvakeppnin three years ago.

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Freyr reportedly said the song “Think About Things” is about his ten-month-old daughter. He said he was starting to understand his daughter a bit better now, but at first he added it was ‘weird’ because he couldn’t understand and had no idea what she was thinking. from him. Nonetheless, he said he’s now thrilled to know how his daughter “thinks about things” in general. He thinks his daughter will have strong opinions about “things” that will challenge her way of thinking about life.

His band Gagnamagnið or also known as The Data is a fictional band created especially for the contest. The group includes Freyr’s wife, three friends and his sister. While Freyr is the lead singer, his wife plays the piano. Two of his friends are on bass and drums and his sister on backing vocals alongside his other friend. The final of the annual music competition is scheduled to take place on February 29.

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