CD released: Feb 16, 2024
WHAT I LIKE TO DO
Remastered and first ever vinyl and CD release When it came time to create "What I like to do," GRÓA took advantage of the prolonged standstill of lockdown and spent months on end in a friend’s studio, slowly building up an elaborate sonic world that unequivocally captures the joyful ferocity of their live show. To achieve the album’s glorious unpredictability, the band allowed themselves an even greater level of freedom in the writing and recording process. 'All our songs are made in such different ways,' says Fríða. 'Sometimes they come from us jamming in the garage, but other times we’ll sit down and draw a song on paper and then try to put the images to music. Another thing we love to do is switch instruments—when I hear Karó play the bass, for example, it gives me new ideas because she looks at the bass in a completely different way than I do. We’re always trying to find a new angle on what we’re creating.' Encompassing everything from the gorgeously ominous sprawl of 'Ég skal bíða eftir þér' ('I will wait for you') to the hypnotically loopy harmonies of 'Grannypants,' What I like to do also marks the first GRÓA release to feature one of Karó self-built instruments. 'For the last album I made a waterphone, which is a metal instrument that you pour water into and then play with a bow,' explains Karó, who’s currently studying new media compositions at university.