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Silverkid releases new single ‘Gay is the new straight’

“GAY ER THE NEW STRAIGHT” is a new single from Silvurdrongur that is a kind of satirical depiction of modern society and a self-ironical portrayal of the gender fluid writer who soaks up the movements of modernity and releases them like a sponge into the song.

Silvurdrongur (Silverkid) is a Faroese multi-award-winning musician, writer, and filmmaker who mixes dark, nordic hiphop and poetry with a perverse pop-vibe.

The beats are produced and composed by the omnipresent master musician Per I. Højgaard Petersen with assistance from the tantalizing bass of Karl Andrias Stórá.

The group won Best new name at the Faroese Music Awards 2018 and have performed a multitude of special concerts-from the old church in Tórshavn, twice at the G! Festival in Gøtu and all across the Faroe Islands to Denmark, Greenland, Finland and Sweden – and always manage to hypnotize audience members with strange feelings of doom, wonder, and extreme presence on stage.

The debut album Silvurpláta (Silveralbum) was released in 2018 as part of a cross-art piece that also included multi-award winning short film 111 Góðir Dagar (111 Good Days) which is being made into a feature film in the summer of 2019, and the poetry collection Silvurbók (Silverbook) which won the EBBA award to young, Faroese writers that have exhibited special abilities.

The lyrics of Silvurdrongur range from the absurd to the heartfelt and deal with everyday life and existential questions of the modern age, often portraying the aliens and outcasts of society to which the artist himself belongs.

“GAY ER THE NEW STRAIGHT” is a new single from Silvurdrongur that is a kind of satirical depiction of modern society and a self-ironical portrayal of the gender fluid writer who soaks up the movements of modernity and releases them like a sponge into the song.

Despite the satire and irony, the song is also a sincere and heartfelt testimony of love and acceptance in a time where political disagreements are ripping into the fabrics of society. It is a sweet, catchy pop song with fun details that are meant to simultaneously offend not a soul and every living being in one swift stroke of the pen.

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