As her new single ‘Picture Perfect’ was released last week, we caught up with Icelandic pop artist Hildur to find out a little more about what makes her tick.

Hailing from the tiny but lovely island of Iceland, Hildur is more than just a singer. With a competitive nature which drove her forward through sports, band life, and finally to a promosing solo career, Hildur is also a songwriter, a lyricist and a professionally trained classical cellist.

Having gained an Icelandic Music Award for Pop Song of the Year 2017 in her homeland, you’d be mistaken to expect sweet-as-sugar pop from from her. This Scandinavian musician also uses her craft as a platform to spread a message – one of gender equality and positive role models – that she also embodies in life. Hildur’s self-awareness as a woman in the music industry and her need to lead by example for gender equality is noticeable in her music, image and team she chooses to work with.

As her new single ‘Picture Perfect’ was released last week, we caught up with Hildur to find out a little more about her.

Three words to describe our/my music…
Catchy, emotional, creative

Favourite ever film…
Lost in translation

Favourite instagram account…
@tinygentleasians

The best venue I’ve played…
A huge sports arena in Japan

The song I can’t listen to…
Blue (da ba dee)

The worst job I’ve ever had…
Hotel cleaner when I was 16, the only job I have quit

My favourite meal to cook…
Japanese Onigiri

If I was in a tribute band it would be…
Portishead

My Favourite word…
Gut feeling

If I had a superpower I’d want it to be…
Telepathy

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
Red Rocks Ampitheatre

I think you should listen to…
Emilie Nicolas

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
James Blake

‘Picture Perfect’is out now.