Songs with Eva – Eyði Horsdal

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Tracks: 16


About Songs with Eva

Songs with Eva is Eyði Horsdal’s debut album.

Through poetry of talented young writer Eva Perrin Fontana, Eyði Horsdal invites us into a charmingly comforting space with a surprising depth that makes the 16-track album worth many a re-listening.

Songs with Eva is a coherent collection of immediate and intuitive songs with a human and hand-played quality – with immersive and captivating recordings capturing live moments in a room – in the countryside – with the windows open – bringing drama to the simple songs.

Written in collaboration with talented young writer Eva Perrin Fontana (UK), singer-songwriter Eyði Horsdal (FO) presents us with a heartfelt closeness and optimism while promising more to come in the Songs with Eva universe.

1     It Seems To Be You Again
2    Old Friends
3    Overs
4    Foolish Blue
5    In a Sea of Women
6    I Think I’ve Chosen to Work with You
7    How I Awoke
8    Ride Home
9    The Train Station
10  I’d Read Books To You Out Loud
11  In Silence Somewhere
12 Shards
13  Only an Hour
14  That Broken Fragment of Me (Voice Memo)
15  Sgt. Pepper
16  The Best People in Life (Voice Memo)

Released on the following formats
As vinyl record (limited edition very high quality 180g vinyl records cut by Josh Bonati and pressed by Gotta Groove Records and digitally on all major platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.). You can check it out by using this link:

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Weight200 g

1. It Seems To Be You Again

Words: Eva Perrin Fontana
Music: Eyði Horsdal

I’m not as mad as usual
That you are on my mind
In fact,
I’ve become accustomed to be
Surrounded by your beige walls
I’ve hung up posters now
Thumb-tacked memories to you
Glorified your nature,
I suppose that it’s alright…

I’ll move out soon.

And what then?
It’s been a few months now
Of walking ‘round the block
In case you see a shadow shaped like me
Looking to the moon…

And it kills me to say,
I want to see those beige walls
And be back at your place
Surrounded by the posters
And the thumb-tacked lists I made

Of reasons I should leave you
And all the reasons I should stay
I suppose that it’s okay…

I’ll move out soon.

2. Old Friends

Words: Eva Perrin Fontana
Music: Eyði Horsdal

It’s the kind of night
Where I keep mistaking
The leaves on the trees
For stars

And the moon
Is covering his bashful smile
From our petal-filled

They make him pull the sky
Like a quilted duvet
Over the left side
Of his face

So I think of you,
Old friends
We are.

It’s the kind of night
I’ve just let my friends go
And I’m walking alone
To my house

I’m so awfully aware of my myself
And there’s only blue
I taste the night

There’s echoes in the space
Between the concrete
Moving through my ears
I feel bare

So I think of you,
Old friends
We are.

3. Overs

Words: Eva Perrin Fontana
Music: Eyði Horsdal

Mid-afternoon at your house
I’ve been writing poems to the rain
You just came up for a cup of coffee
Then went back downstairs

We spent the evening ‘round a table,
And spent the night down on a couch
Things were shared and left unsaid
But there’s nothing to do now.

You leave to work in a hurry
Put your socks on sitting on the bed
Pack your bag, take your coat from the chair
The unsaids still downstairs

I sit back down at your table
Look through the window to the grass
Yesterday’s poems soaked in yesterday’s rain
I guess things will stay the same…

4. Foolish Blue

Words: Eva Perrin Fontana
Music: Eyði Horsdal

If only I could take a photograph
To show your eyes so foolish blue
And the way I can see myself smile
Back at you-
Through the windows,
The dark windows of the tube.

And your palette would be indigos and browns
With notes of whites and blacks
You’re naturally modern
With flair for ritual
But a love of chaos
Tearing to go further
And understand

On the days my mind behaves
You’re sleep to my itchy eyes.

5. In a Sea of Women

Words: Eva Perrin Fontana
Music: Eyði Horsdal

Today we swam in the sea,
The water refreshing and cool
The sand marbled in browns
Like a pair of moth’s wings.
We clambered over cosmic craters
Like newly birthed red deers
Clumsy and foolish
Giddy with the promise of life.

Back in our home for the night
The sun stains the window
Shades of coral
They try to tint the clouds
But they stay
A stubborn lavender gray.

You make dinner
While I write
And from time to time
I pass through the kitchen
Where we talk about the small things in life.

6. I Think I’ve Chosen To Work With You

Words: Eva Perrin Fontana
Music: Eyði Horsdal

I think I’ve chosen to work with you
I’m sorry if I leave you confused
Push and pull are what my feelings do
And my heart is like the moon

But while everyone chases
And spends their lives at the races
We’ll find a quiet little corner in a room
To talk about nothing
And play each other our new tunes.

I think I’ve chosen to work with you
It’s not all together, but it’ll do
I’ll wait here like a patient tide
To sweep you into
That wawe of mine

In the fallout of drama
I know a corner
A a secret path to that room
Where we can talk about nothing
And play each other our new tunes.

7. How I Awoke

Words: Eva Perrin Fontana
Music: Eyði Horsdal

i rose out of a slumber this morning
in a weak, hysteric fog.
like thin smoke,
I limply drifted upwards
from a dying ember.

too many dreams,

I prayed before I slept
For the answers, of course,-
But none came.

Instead of that-

I dreamed of being excluded
I dreamt of you,
I dreamt of Lucy,
And of making mistakes

but not of the answers.

now I am groggy
and I’ve have forced myself awake
there is a black dog
who waits
inside the darkness
under my eyelids

and at the end of every cigarette.

8. Ride Home

Words: Eva Perrin Fontana
Music: Eyði Horsdal

Hello, woman in yellow
Hello, man in a book
Goodnight, sleepy passenger
Thanks for making me look

Diverting my eyes
Across Jubilee lines
An eternal fateful surprise
On the smile of a stranger
I ride home

9. The Train Station

Words: Eva Perrin Fontana
Music: Eyði Horsdal

She is a child with a women’s hands
Lost in a busy train station
Intelligent at times but often found
With open, gaping eyes.

Full of panic and torment,
Twisting violently from
Side to side.
Searching for her mother
And finding only strangers.

One more soul to drift at pace
Digging her feet in frustration
To find a pulse and bring it along
Smiles are found money
For now.

Full of life with hands to help,
Leaning over to
Lift her up.
Just for a moment,
Maybe more than strangers.

A thin string of silk pulls them home
She lingers around him
Like ash in smoke
She can’t stop undressing
Then folding her clothes.
The cracks are starting to show.

It’s not her fault,
She can’t be blamed
When a heart’s not
Hard to break.

Like the paper in the morning
She owes nothing to strangers.

10. I’d Read Books To You Outloud

Words: Eva Perrin Fontana
Music: Eyði Horsdal

I’d read books to you outloud
Because you liked the feeling in your head
Wake up early, love
And drink coffee in your bed

You’d go make your waffles
And do tricks with the toaster
I gave you my CDs
And you put them up like posters

Where does that live?
Somewhere warm in my mind
Forever a dream
That I visit sometimes

11. In Silence Somewhere

Words: Eva Perrin Fontana
Music: Eyði Horsdal

The rain tinkers and falls
The smell of damp oak
The space to breath
Rich, soggy moss beneath bare feet
Wood worms, song birds, poetry.

Seduced by the summer
The gold marks your shoulders,
The clouds your wings
You shake yourself loose and follow your limbs
Shameless, carnal, blossoming.

But across that lake
Half a face
Under the winter’s cold grip
Is twisted in place
‘’I’m only getting older!’’
But the ice doesn’t break
Submerged and solid
Half of you stays

You scramble and build a bridge,
Waiting for the waters to wane
From those thin bits of timber
Your mind puts it together

It is not the summer’s breath
Or the winter’s sharp knife
That make or break a life
In fact, what it means to be free

Is to flow with the seasons
That pass inbetween.

12. Shards

like fragments
are suspended

around me
they shine
like diamonds
i make poetry

i live
i breathe
i die

I try to find
The Beauty in the fragments

I surface enchanted and dry.

how do I make it through life if I spend my time dreaming what do I do with the time that I should have spent living?

they shine
like diamonds

i live
i breathe
i die

I try to find the beauty in the fragments

i surface
and dry.

13. Only an Hour

Words: Eva Perrin Fontana
Music: Eyði Horsdal

it’s only an hour
until you are home
you can hold yourself together
until then
a whole day of memories
is held captive
in your mind’s eye
just keep calm
try to enjoy the ride

playing pantomime
for the strangers

who pretend
not to see you cry

and at home
you can shed your disguise
and tears
put things back on the shelves
dance in your rawness
peel and claw
shake and summon

…something a bit more like yourself…

there’s power in that
and only six more stops
and then the bus

14. That Broken Fragment Of Me

Words: Eva Perrin Fontana
Music: Eyði Horsdal

How do I begin to verbalise
Within me
The torment that arrives?

It makes turbulent
An otherwise still mind

And I walk into the kitchen
There you are,
An image of perfection
I claw at
Until you are broken
And resemble

That broken fragment of me.

15. Sgt Pepper

Words: Eva Perrin Fontana
Music: Eyði Horsdal

I’ve been taken in
By friends tonight
A group of girls
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club
We bond
So we don’t
Lose our minds-
We sweep and broom
Through conversation,

It is how we clear our heads
From the clutter
Of our busy lives
Where we lose crumbs of bread
On the knife
And in the butter

16. The Best People In Life

Words: Eva Perrin Fontana
Music: Eyði Horsdal

the best people in life are clumsy and malnourished
we are silly and obscure
obtuse and secluded
ecstatically confused and anxious
yet we bond through depressions
we tickle and charm our way through


Composers and Authors


Eyði Horsdal

(Vocals, guitar, and piano)

Eva Perrin Fontana

(Author and vocals)

Albert Paweł Karch

(Drums, percussion, organ, and piano)

Luca Curcio

(Bass and guitar)

Oda Dyrnes


Kristian Pauli Ellefsen

(Keys and slide guitar)


Eyði Horsdal

(Performed and produced)

Eva Perrin Fontana

(Performed and produced)

Luca Curcio

(Performed and produced)

Albert Paweł Karch

(Performed and produced)

Kristian Pauli Ellefsen

(Performed and produced)

Pape Arce

(Engineered and produced)

D. James Goodwin

(Mix and mastering)

Josh Bonati

(Vinyl cut)

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