Grasping for Thoughts — Utidur

Logan McMillen

Coming at you all the way from Iceland. Sparse keyboards, a whispered falsetto, Charlie Brown Christmas-esque choir backing and a few down-tempo beats, string solos, melancholy brass motifs, etc. evoke cleverly orchestrated pop bands like Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, or Belle and Sebastian. With–however–a depressing twist that brings to mind winter landscapes, rainy days, or perhaps your favorite film about unrequited love.