By: Spacelab Research Staff
Maybe they should have named it We Give Endlessly. Sigur Rós have given away a free CD in the U.K.-based newspaper The Independent, titled We Play Endlessly. It comes in tandem with an interview with singer Jónsi Birgisson.
In the interview, Jónsi talks about how the band has achieved such a level of notoriety without ever placing high on the charts or receiving radio airplay. They've been the musical backdrop to countless TV shows and videos, backing scenes like whales reuniting on a nature program or someone achieving a seemingly unattainable goal.
With Sigur Rós being one of the de rigeur bands to name drop at the moment, you have to wonder how that impacts the way they go about their lives and their music. Jónsi says that it doesn't make any difference.
"It's nothing to do with us," Jónsi says. "We just live our normal lives in our small Reykjavik, we have our own apartments, our own families and kids, and our fame doesn't affect us at all, I think. We never think about it, we never talk about it, and we don't make a big thing out of it – we don't play the media game, stuff like that. We just like to be able to walk down the street and go to a coffee-house, things like that."
The CD is a best of compilation, mixing older, classic songs like Saeglópur with newer tracks like Gobbledigook.
Sigur Rós: We Play Endlessly Track List
02 Inní mér syngur vitleysingur
05 Í Gær
09 Ti Ki