Icelandic 4 piece Agent Fresco have shared a video for their new track “Wait For Me.”
The track is lifted from the band’s new album, Destrier, scheduled for release on the 7th of August via Long Branch / SPV.
Says Agent Fresco frontman Arnór Dan Arnarson of the song: “I was inspired to write this song with Agent Fresco as a result of an experience I had when I was performing with Ólafur Arnalds in Copenhagen a few years ago. I was five years old when we moved to Denmark from Iceland. When I was 20 I lost my father to cancer and I returned to Iceland with my sisters, mother and my father in his coffin to hold his funeral. I stayed behind in Iceland after his funeral, thinking I was only going to live here for a year or two, but Agent Fresco happened in 2008 and making a career in music has now become my life.
He continues: “So back again to the story, I had been touring with Ólafur for some time and before our gig in Copenhagen I asked him if I could dedicate my last song to my family and my best friends, who were all in the audience. But when that moment in the program finally came, everything became just way too intense for me, thinking about the death of my father, the birth of my sisters’ children, the death of my friends’ parents. I’ve been absent from my loved ones through so many life-changing moments. Time hadn’t stood still simply because I was in Iceland and realising that was just heartbreaking. Those are the thoughts and feelings I wanted to capture in Wait For Me.”
Check out the video for “Wait For Me” below, and read our recent interview with Arnór Dan Arnarson here.
Agent Fresco will return to the UK for a series of tour dates in November:
22nd Nov: Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall
23rd Nov: Glasgow, Audio
24th Nov: Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
25th Nov: London, Dingwalls (upgraded from The Black Heart)