The music sounds gloomy, the singing like a cry for help. But basically the songs of the Icelanders are very positive, they are about how crises can be overcome. Anyway, a conversation with frontman Aðalbjörn "Addi" Tryggvason is a pleasant encounter with an optimistic person. And this although Covid-19 completely threw his band's creative schedule overboard. "Normally we follow the rhythm 'writing songs, recording, releasing, touring and promoting the album'. This time things were different. At first it took us longer than usual. In December 2018 we started the new album, gave ourselves a year to record. By the end of 2019 we were still not finished. You could hear from far away China that a virus was at work there. We sat together and composed, went into the studio in February and March. In the meantime the virus had arrived in Europe and everything was shut down. Actually, we would have gone on tour with the album now..." Bad for the band? "No. We were very busy in the last six months - one album and two children saw the light of day. I became a father of a daughter in April, and our drummer also became a member of the family. I went into my job as a carpenter, now I'm a sound engineer and I'm involved in band promo."