In a meeting with some of the artists at Mercury Studios a few weeks ago, Glenn told everyone in the room they needed to listen to the Icelandic band Ásgeir. He said the music told the story of a country that had suffered tremendous financial collapse, but rising the ruin was a huge wave of creativity. Aside from Ásgeir, bands like Of Monsters and Men have taken off over the past few years. But there is an incredible new viral video making the rounds today featuring the Icelandic band Árstíðir singing an 800 year old hymn that might be the most inspiring thing you see today.
While in a train station in Wuppertal, Germany, Árstíðir gave an impromptu performance of “Heyr himna smiður” (translated as “Hear, Heaven Carpenter”), a 13th century Icelandic hymn by Kolbeinn Tumason.
The video was first published in September 2013, and has since accumulated over 2.9 million views.
Commenter Michael Baker wrote, “I dare you to listen to this with your eyes closed and nothing else going on and not be transported.”
Watch the incredible video below and let us know what you think in the comments: