HUGAR releases two new tracks today ahead of their first-ever U.S. tour starting next week. Available everywhere now, the pair of sibling tracks, “Ró” and “Órói” are opposite to each other in both sound and meaning. “Ró,” meaning calm in English, is a minimal piano piece marked by its delicate simplicity and quiet ambience. Conversely, “Órói,” which roughly translates to a feeling of restlessness, opens with plaintive strings that set the tone for its atmospheric sense of longing and melancholy. Connected in their dichotomy, “Ró” and “Órói” take listeners on a journey through the vast sonic terrain explored by Hugar – listen here.
Of the tracks, HUGAR says, “The songs explore the contrasts between order and disorder – Ró being order and Órói disorder. Growing up in Iceland, you experience extremes of nature in everyday life, walking to school in a snow blizzard and riding your bike in the calm midnight sun. The songs are our attempt to put our everyday experiences into sounds.”