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Frodi Bjarnason

About I Built You A Theatre

”I Built You A Theatre” is the first single from the artist Fróði Bjarnason since the release of his debut album “Stationary Things” (2021). Distancing itself from the orchestrally-arranged songs from the debut album, “I Built You A Theatre” stands in sharp contrast to the artist’s previous work. The single exists as a testament to musical restraint and minimalism, consisting merely of the artist’s intimate, subdued vocals and a fingerpicked electric guitar – which is accompanied by a soft trumpet in the latter half of the song.

Attempting to capture and pay tribute to the intimacy and imperfections often found within the works of artists such as Nick Drake, The Tallest Man on Earth and the early works of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, the entirety of the song’s vocal and guitar performance was recorded live in the basement studio of Benjamin Djurhuus’s dBStudio in the village of Syðrugøta. The trumpet section was written, arranged, and recorded by Norwegian musician Idar E. Pedersen at his home in Oslo, Norway.

The lyrical aspect of “I Built You A Theatre” stands in contrast to the sparse instrumentation of the single, having the protagonist make sweeping statements relating to creative endeavours made in honour of the song’s receiver – the muse. The chorus of the song stands as an antithesis to the stream-of-consciousness and erratic structure of the verses, acting as a brake pedal to the protagonist’s overly ambitious creative outpouring found within the verses.

Released on the following formats:
Digitally on all major platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.). You can check it out with this link: https://bfan.link/i-built-you