Indie synth-pop trio Icelandia hailing from Kelowna, BC dropped a wildly ambitious video to one of their latest singles “Paper Suns,” directed by lead vocalist and writer Anthony Martens. Filming took place in an even split between Canada and the Caribbean Island of Grand Cayman. It appears they achieved what they set out to do, capturing some beautiful settings that really set the tone of the song. Glimmering with 80’s synths and breezy falsettos, this track is perfect for your summer stargazing nights.
Having grown up in Greenland, a level of introspection is translated to Martens’ music from the remote and desolate landscapes he once inhabited as a child. The video chronicles the journey of a mystic tree spirit who is longingly trying to find his way home. Two polyester suits were meticulously hand-crafted for the character, each taking nearly 7 hours to paint. The underwater scenes were exceptionally difficult to do, requiring the actor to hold his breath for extended periods of time between takes. Icelandia has been featured in a number of prominent publications, most notably Entertainment Weekly.
Watch Icelandia’s video for “Paper Suns” from their upcoming EP
Keep your eyes peeled for Icelandia’s debut full-length album, set to come out sometime in the fall.