Saturday, July 17, 2010

Jonsi - Boy Lilikoi



Jonsi Birgisson is the lead singer of one of my favorite bands, Sigur Ros who is famous for his use of a cello bow on guitar and falsetto voice.

Boy Lilikoi is included in Jonsi's first solo album, "Go" which was released last April 5, 2010. The album contains 9 songs written by Jonsi during his years in Sigur Ros. He co-produced the album together with partner, Alex Somers and Peter Katis (The National, Interpol).

Hearing Jonsi sing in English is quite unusual but definitely a joy. He's just plain genius and this song is just plain perfection. Makes us embrace again that childlike wonder and endless fun. Such a cheerful song. Such a fun and playful album.

By the way, a lilikoi is a Hawaiian term for passion fruit which looks like the sun and grows where surfing is all very good - South America, Australia, Hawaii. Jonsi also stated in an audio interview from a radio station that the title means "like nature boy." Awwee, so there you go! :)

**Click here for the song's epic acoustic version.
**Check WNYC Soundcheck's Jonsi Bigisson Live for more acoustics

2 comments:

  1. thanks! this will be our surfing soundtrack for habagat :)

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