The Icelandic music scene might be full of ethereal dream weavers and local trap, but 21-year-old Sara Pétursdóttir aka Glowie is breaking all the rules and heading out in her own direction. With a honeyed voice and a dark, R&B-leaning pop style, Glowieis is set to go global. Born, raised and based in Reykjavik (Glowie recalls times that her class had to literally crawl home from school on particularly icy days) when she’s not in the studio or working her way around her favourite record store, the reflective millennial can usually be found walking her beloved dog Fatima through nearby pine forests in the shadow of Mount Esja, blissing out in the silence. Iceland can be an isolating place, but Glowie embraces the solitude.
“I just want to tell the truth in my music; to not be afraid to say what’s real. Standing on the stage and singing is my favourite part, that’s why I’m doing this. I don’t even have a word for it… it’s just amazing. The best feeling. It feels like home.”