JFDR announces new album 'Museum' for release on Houndstooth

Multi-talented songwriter and vocalist JFDR, otherwise known by real name Jófríður Ákadóttir, has announced a new album via Houndstooth. Museum is set for release on 28th April, and is the result of an era of fresh creative drive for the leftfield artist.

Museum is her debut for our in-house sister imprint Houndstooth. Out on 28th April, JFDR describes the work as “an album about clearing and healing; like breathing fresh strong air through your old self.” New song ‘Spectactor’ is out now ahead of the release. The track is a hushed but powerful return, framed by spartan delicacy. A song about feeling caught in the middle, its gentle nature sits in contrast to the intensity of the emotions that inspired it.

"We are delighted to announce JFDR – the project of Icelandic experimental singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Jófríður Ákadóttir will be releasing her next album with us here at Houndstooth. Out on April 28th on 180g, solid white vinyl with printed inners, CD or digital - JFDR says Museum is “an album about clearing and healing; like breathing fresh strong air through your old self.” Inspired by the discovery of ideas lost to time after a period of creative stasis, its nine songs capture fleeting moments into a timeless monument." – Houndstooth

JFDR comments: “‘Spectator’ is an anthem for the codependent, a lullaby for the ones slightly codependent and for those who have never felt it; a mirror into the raw thought process of someone deep in the trenches of it…”

The video was crafted alongside Timothee Lambrecq, with the support of Josh Wilkinson – JFDR’s husband – and Áslaug Magnúsdóttir. She says:

The clouds represent thoughts, and getting swallowed by a big cloud is symbolic of the thoughts that can overtake you, when you lose your ground. I also wanted to reference the album and its artwork that centers around a statue, representing energy frozen in time. I truly hope this song makes someone feel seen. It can take a long time to learn to navigate big emotions, whether they’re your own or others’. I was feeling it at the time.”

Listen to Spectator' now.

The Icelandic artist will release new album Museum on April 28th via our sister label.