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by Hafdis Huld

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Hafdis Huld is an Icelandic singer with a growing international reputation thanks to her breathtaking voice and unique songs full of vivid imagery and catchy hooks. Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, Hafdis has been heavily involved with music since the age of 15. After starting her career with two world tours as a member of iconic Icelandic eletro-collective Gus Gus, Hafdis has since been collaborating with numerous musicians, and has released several solo albums of her own quirky take on pop and folk music.

Hafdis Huld returns this spring with her first original album in four years and her third solo album of original songs, “Home.” Appropriately titled, the entrancing new album was written and recorded entirely in her picturesque wooden house located in the Icelandic mountains near Reykjavik. “Home” features beautifully stripped down production with a simplicity and directness that helps to showcase Hafdis’s pure and assured vocals to perfection. Written with an array of highly respected international songwriters, “Home” is a superlative collection of Hafdis’s trademark songwriting skills that her worldwide fans have come to expect with deceptively simple songs with a hidden darker undertone.

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released April 29, 2014

Recorded at Home in Iceland in 2013. Produced by Alisdair Wright and Hafdís Huld. Vocals by Hafdís Huld. Instruments and arrangements by Alisdair Wright. Additional guitar on ‘Treasures’ by Calum MacColl.
Mixed by Addi 800. Mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering
www.hafdishuld.com | www.okgoodrecords.com

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Track Name: Sunrise
you warm me up when the world gets cold
with words that don't get old
when nothing's being said
they echo in my head

moments hidden in routine
nicer than they seem
when you look at me
with eyes blue as the sea

sunrise it always feels like sunrise
sunrise when you're around
sunrise it always feels like sunrise
sunrise when you're around

in my own way I always knew
I belonged with you
ready for the memories
of what was yet to be

sunrise it always feels like sunrise
sunrise when you're around
sunrise it always feels like sunrise
sunrise when you're around

your silhouette against the sun
burnt into my memory
I knew you'd always be the one
walking next to me

sunrise it always feels like sunrise
sunrise when you're around
sunrise it always feels like sunrise
sunrise when you're around
Track Name: Queen Bee
our flag is his coat
as he marches
down the middle of the road
we slowly walk behind him
as we try to understand this game
towards the sun
this fight has only just begun
there ain’t many things
he wouldn’t do for this place

somewhere in between the trees
where the grass is green
lives a man with his queen
somewhere in between the trees
in a world that no one sees
he’s growing his own army of bees

moving too fast
for the magic to last
on his watch the world
moves a different pace
we all have space
his anchor went down
kept his boots on the ground
unaffected by the race taking place
all around

somewhere in between the trees
where the grass is green
lives a man with his queen
somewhere in between the trees
in a world that no one sees
he’s growing his own army of bees

he came from far away
outside everyday
and his rooster thinks it’s morning all the time
tobacco in the air
whenever he is near
and I’m not sure if the dog is his or mine

somewhere in between the trees
where the grass is green
lives a man with his queen
somewhere in between the trees
in a world that no one sees
he’s growing his own army of bees
Track Name: Lucky
In a house by the bend in the road
lives such a lucky boy
he loves to let it show
no matter heads or tales
seems like the wind
is always in his sails

He’s got a four-leaved clover
tattooed on his arm
I guess someone like him
doesn’t really need a lucky charm

they say it can’t be true
it never happens here
like it does with you
hey maybe you could share
some of this with me ooh
and I could be lucky
I could be lucky
Jimmy just like you

many think they know
he´s made the devils deal
and none of this is real
when he rolls the dice
you can see by his grin
he knows he’s gonna win

he’s got a four-leaved clover
tattooed on his arm
I guess someone like him
doesn’t really need a lucky charm

they say it can’t be true
it never happens here
like it does with you
hey maybe you could share
some of this with me ooh
and I could be lucky
I could be lucky
Jimmy just like you

ooh
I guess you were born under a lucky star
ooh
that can only ever
only ever take you so far

hey maybe you could share
some of this with me ooh
and I could be lucky
I could be lucky
Jimmy just like you
Track Name: Home
They talk and smile but I can’t hear
I nod along just in case
in my head I’m nowhere near
I’m in a better place

I feel small I hide a tear
followed by this cloud
I know I need to stay here
sad and lonely in this crowd

I paint your letter on my wall
right there and then remember it all
I’m far away and all alone
I wanna go home, I wanna go home

normal seems so nice
when no one knows you
I miss the calmness in your eyes
here everything’s too new

I paint your letter on my wall
right there and then remember it all
I’m far away and all alone
I wanna go home, I wanna go home

mountains and lakes on the way
are hours and minutes to me
the sky is a paler grey
as I move closer to where I wanna be
closer to where I wanna be

I paint your letter on my wall
right there and then remember it all
I’m far away and all alone
I wanna go home

I paint your letter on my wall
right there and then remember it all
I’m far away and all alone
I wanna go home
I wanna go home
Track Name: Wolf
He ran up the path with blood on his hands
and a fear I'd never seen
he stops for a breath and a backwards glance
what could this have been

wolves wolves don't howl at my door
I don't want you here anymore
wolves wolves don't howl at my door
aaaaaooohhh

I saw their master and he did not care
send me on my way
they're running wild out here
still we choose to stay

wolves wolves don't howl at my door
I don't want you here anymore
wolves wolves don't howl at my door
aaaaaooohhh

we don't go back to that neck of the woods
try to stay off that track
bow my head and pull up the hood
whenever I must go back

wolves wolves don't howl at my door
I don't want you here anymore
wolves wolves don't howl at my door
aaaaaooohhh
Track Name: Treasures
If I only had tomorrow
today I’d look for you
if I only had tomorrow
yes that’s what I would do

and I’d hold you closer than I ever have before
like I told you I have never wished for more

if I only had tomorrow
I’d make you understand
if I only had tomorrow
I would hold on to your hand

I would show you all the things you wanted to see
and I know you’d save some little treasures just for me

when they turn out the lights for the day
our blanket of memories will keep me safe
and if I ever have lost my way
our blanket of memories will keep me safe

if I only had a moment
I wouldn’t see the clouds
if I only had a moment
I would speak of love out loud

and I’d tell you all the things I should have said before
then I’d tell you once again just to be sure

when they turn out the lights for the day
our blanket of memories will keep me safe
and if I ever have lost my way
our blanket of memories will keep me safe

I will miss you more than words ever can explain
the way you kissed me used to work to take away the pain

with my eyes closed sometimes I can almost feel you here
when the wind blows I hear your softest whisper in my ear
Track Name: Empty Eyes
Scared and I’m cold
drenched in the lies
you told
with your empty eyes

you’ve got empty eyes, empty eyes

I’m happy I’m angry I laugh then I shout
I’m learning how to cope
melted the hurt from the inside and out
left standing in a puddle of hope

don’t come up here for me
I took what’s left of us and I threw it to the sea

tired and I’m sad thinking back to days we had
before you lost your way

I’m happy I’m angry I laugh then I shout
I’m learning how to cope
melted the hurt from the inside and out
left standing in a puddle of hope

don’t come up here for me
I took what’s left of us and I threw it to the sea

you’ve got empty eyes, empty eyes
Track Name: Little Light
Hush falls over the night
you won’t find me sleeping
there’s a little light
in my heart for safekeeping

cold feet on the floor
all feels so exciting
creaking of the door
right where I was hiding

I did what I did and I saw what I saw
remember the feel and the scent and so much more
so much more

laughter fills the hall
ticking clock beside me
right behind that door
is the place where I should be

I did what I did and I saw what I saw
remember the feel and the scent and so much more
so much more

I did what I did and I saw what I saw
remember the feel and the scent and so much more
so much more
remember it all
Track Name: Pop Song
People often ask me
why I don’t write a song
about the nights without you
being cold and long

how I loose track of time
just looking in your eyes
gazing at the stars
telling pretty lies

I can put it in a pop song if you like
but what I feel about you doesn’t rhyme
I’d spell it out with roses at your feet
is that really something that we need

should I call you baby
when you’re feeling down
waiting by the phone
when you’re not around

I can tell the whole world what I know
make everybody see
but it wouldn’t change a thing
for you and me

I can put it in a pop song if you like
but what I feel about you doesn’t rhyme
I’d spell it out with roses at your feet
is that really something that we need
Track Name: Never Needed You
The air feels heavy I can’t breath in here
a long long time ago liked having you near me
but now I’m big and sometimes even strong
I’m strong enough to see that you were wrong
I never needed you, needed you with me

the echo of your voice still in my head
I try my best forgetting what you said
I’ve heard so many truer things since then
from braver and better men
I never needed you, needed you with me

it’s time to shake the shadows of you from over my head
these shoulders aren’t strong enough for two
it’s time to shake the shadows of you from over my head
so many things I wish I could undo

you had this power everyone could see
they didn’t know you stole it all from me
I’ve seen you try to get by on your own
haunted by the chances you have blown
‘cause you needed me needed me with you

it’s time to shake the shadows of you from over my head
these shoulders aren’t strong enough for two
it’s time to shake the shadows of you from over my head
so many things I wish I could undo
Track Name: I Miss The Rain
I miss the rain
I miss the rain
so I stay indoors all day
I miss the rain, I miss the rain
the skies are blue there's no reason
to complain
but all the same
I miss the rain

we've had seven days of summer
I've been counting
it's the kind of weather nobody
could hate
everywhere around me people smiling
I'm the only one who's looking for
the shade

I should be happy I should be happy
I should be happy I should be happy

but I miss the rain
I miss the rain
so I stay indoors all day
I miss the rain, I miss the rain
the skies are blue there's no reason
to complain
but all the same
I miss the rain

where did you go
there are no cloud's above me
I squint my eyes the world just seems
too bright

I should be happy I should be happy
I should be happy I should be happy

but I miss the rain
I miss the rain
so I stay indoors all day
I miss the rain, I miss the rain
the skies are blue there's no reason
to complain

but all the same

wash my sins away