For all that Icelanders yearn to see the world, there is some deep tug that brings them home, time after time. No matter where Anna is on the planet, she feels tied to the seasons and solar cycles back in Iceland. That counterpoint is the source of a lot of her music’s power. She is able to wield incredible forces nimbly, inspired by the landscape where she grew up. She is in awe of nature, aware of its blind power, and her music effervesces with its energy. - Nadia Sirota