As Winter Approaches, Jónsi Unveils Video For 'The Summer That Never Came' From 'Shiver'

[Cover photo credit to Frosti Jón Runólfsson]

As winter approaches in the northern hemisphere, Jónsi has shared a new video for “Sumarið sem aldrei kom” ("The Summer That Never Came"), from his latest album Shiver, out now via Krunk.

Speaking about the new video, Jónsi says:

“I asked my friend Frosti to make a video about Iceland but not the beautiful nature and landscapes. More like snapshots of everyday lives, the shitty weather and depression. I remember calling home to Iceland one summer's day and talking to my sister. She was complaining that it was just endless rain and cold. It went from spring to fall and the summer never came. Icelanders live for these sunrays and light and when it doesn't come, it's hard. It's a hard place to be, but also the best place to be. It's the light - it's the darkness. And everything in between. We also want to dedicate this film to Ólafur Kristjánsson (the weather man) that is in the film but passed away soon after this was shot. RIP.

Shiver features 11 new songs, including “Salt Licorice” featuring Swedish Pop icon Robyn, alongside the acclaimed singles “Exhale” and “Cannibal,” his collaboration with Cocteau Twins’ Liz Fraser.

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