Presenting Gud Jon – a leftfield musical project consisting of Icelandic native Gudjon Bodvarsson, Henry Counsell and Richard Jahn.
Check out their brilliant debut single ‘You Remind Me’ – an enigmatic and uplifting, festive, alt-pop song featuring Gudjon’s distinctive vocals, a multi-layered ‘choir’ and rousing brass section. You can stream the track below…
Recorded in part in the legendary Studio 1 at Abbey Road, it’s not your usual Christmas song. For example, one of the components of the track is a sound Henry recorded from a preacher in a church in Ghana.
“We started writing something completely different to what the song is now. It had different lyrics and melody but we decided it was fighting what the song was truly meant to be”, says Gudjon. “In the chorus, Henry and I layered our vocals multiple times to make it sound like a full-on choir.”
“And of course, it wouldn’t be a Christmas song without sleigh bells!”
‘You Remind Me’ is a pre-cursor to a full EP, ‘Holmgang’, which is due for release in early 2019.