Icelandic Singer Greta Salóme Garners Attention With ‘Row’
Before our borders become impassible, I believe it is important for us to get a taste of as many international flavors as possible. It’s scary to think that soon there could be a day when we have to say goodbye to customs, music and food from various cultures. Hopefully we won’t have to come to that point, because in my opinion these aforementioned elements are the crucial aspects of culture which make us better as a collective society. With that being said I am certainly interested in exploring new cultures. One artist who has caught my eye is the Icelandic songstress Greta Salóme.
After plying her trade in a number of professions, Greta realized that her greatest strength could be fulfilled if she kept her mind set open. After representing Iceland twice in the Eurovision Song Contest, Greta has amassed a serious following in her native Iceland. In the above video for “Row,” Greta explores the depths of her lead single. Directed by Ásgeir Helgi Magnússon and Davíð Lúther Sigurðarson, the video for “Row” captures an almost naturalistic impetus present in Greta’s music.
Greta Salóme began playing violin at the age of four and showed a special music talent from an early age. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in violin performance and a Master’s degree in music. Greta Salóme works and tours as a performing artist and is known for her fiery, high energy performances both as a violinist and a singer/songwriter. She has a unique way to combine her classical background with her current pop style, thus creating her original signature sound.