Icelandic musician Axel Flóvent returns with a gorgeously poignant new single “Tourist”- plus on tour with The Paper Kites

November 23, 2019
Clara Schicketanz

Icelandic singer/songwriter Axel Flóvent returns with a gorgeously poignant new single

“Tourist” out now, listen HERE

Currently on tour with The Paper Kites in Europe

“There’s a purity, an assured honesty of Axel’s work which leaves a lasting impact.” – Clash

“[Axel Flóvent] recalling the likes of Damien Rice and Justin Vernon but with added melancholy.” – The Line of Best Fit

“Flóvent’s vocals are full of raw emotion.” – Wild Honey Pie

After a string of successful singles and EPs, rising Icelandic singer-songwriter Axel Flóvent is back with a stunning new single titled “Tourist“. A swooning ballad-like song, full of heartfelt outpourings, as he delicately strums an acoustic guitar on the verses as a resounding chorus “maybe you’ll find it” subsides into a swelling horn section.

“Tourist for me is about this feeling of trying to reach the unreachable” Axel explained. “Exploring new places, things, people and new experiences with the hope to find something to hold on to.”

Tourist” is taken from a forthcoming new EP on Nettwerk, due out early 2020. Stay tuned for more details and new music.

Axel is currently on tour with The Paper Kites in Europe, full list of dates below.

EU Tour Dates (w/ The Paper Kites):

23/11 – Warszawa, Poland @ Hydrozagadka

24/11 – Poznan, Poland @ Blue Note Jazz Club

25/11 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Rock Café

26/11 – Erlangen, Germany @ E-Werk

27/11 – Frankfurt Am Main, Germany @ Zoom

28/11 – Dresden, Germany @ Beatpol

2/12 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso

3/12 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix

5/12 – Leeds, UK @ The Wardrobe 

6/12 – Nottingham, UK @ Bodega

8 /12 – Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans

9/12 – Glasgow, UK @ St Lukes

10/12 – Liverpool, UK @ The Arts Club

12 /12 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece

13/12 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt

15/12 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall

About Axel Flóvent:

Born and raised in the Northern fishing village of Húsavík, Axel recorded his first EP Forest Fires, it was here where the songs were written under the influence of everything from Bon Iver to Bombay Bicycle Club. It yielded an international phenomenon in the form of the title track, generating over 40 million streams. At 19 years old, he moved into his first apartment in Amsterdam and “felt so isolated.” He admits, “I was supposed to be in a music mecca, but I never left the apartment.” 

So, he traded Amsterdam for the seaside town of Brighton in the UK where he recorded his latest EP Youthful Hearts. Living in Brighton gave Axel “the clarity to move to Iceland.” This year, Axel returned to Iceland, and chose to plant roots in the capital Reykjavík. Tapping into the DIY spirit of his earliest recordings, but with a sense of refinement and newfound wisdom, Axel is currently working on brand new material with producer Ian Grimble (The 1975, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Daughter, Bear’s Den, Mumford & Sons), to be released on his new label home Nettwerk (Passenger, SYML, Angus and Julia Stone).

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