Emerging Sunshine Coast musician Alisha Todd dives deep into the peaceful ambience of Iceland with her single Icelandia.
Described as a dreamy, guitar laden love song, swimming in soaring vocal harmonies that transport the listener, Miss Todd says the tune is the result of six weeks of hitching and camping alone.
“It was ample time to fall in love with that land and this song is a representation of that love… it really is another world,” she says.
Recorded in her hinterland home at Belli Bunya Studios and mixed by Scott French at Lovestreet Studios in Currumbin, the collaboration continues with the stunning lyric video cut by England-based Dylan Isaiah featuring imagery from Norwegian photographer Kenneth McDowell.
“I was hitching to the Landmannalaugar four-day hike and was dropped off in an Icelandic desert by a Polish truck driver. The next person to pick me up had to be going where I was going, there was only one destination from there and it happened to be Kenneth who took me there,” she says.
“We were both enthralled with the land… it’s like we were destined to create something together to show how beautiful that island is.”
Fresh from supporting Wild Marmalade and Band of Frequencies, Miss Todd’s first single from her forth-coming EP Make Believe is now available on all streaming platforms.