Posted on: July 27, 2015 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Icelandic alternative rock band Agent Fresco completed work on the video for their new song “Wait For Me” – the third single from the long awaited new studio album “Destrier” (coming August 7th).


Quote from singer Arnór Dan Arnarson on making the video:

“When I was informed that we were going to release this song as a single and a video was needed, I just couldn’t think of a concept that would do it justice. Then I realised I had all the footage I needed in my own living room: VHS tapes my mom had converted to digital and given to us children when my father had passed away. It was really difficult to go through the footage and to hear my father’s voice. I’ve had trouble doing this since his death, but this video finally gave me focus and a purpose and I started to go through everything with a lump in my throat and a smile on my face. I knew instantly that I wanted the footage to be the first years of us as a family and our move to Denmark. Just so much innocence, love and new life to be witnessed during that period of time.I’m also forever in debt to Gísli Þór Brynjólfsson and Kári Jóhannsson who helped me cut and edit this video. They worked with us on the See Hell video as well and I simply could not have done this without them. This video is a tribute to my incredible family. They’ve already seen the results and luckily they’ve all given their blessings even though this video is incredibly personal and contains our private footage. This is to them and I hope that our audience can connect somehow to the love and joy that went into making it.”

Arnór Dan Arnarson on “Wait For Me”:

“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. 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.”


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04.11.2015 – Reykjavik (IS) / Iceland Airwaves Festival

18.11.2015 – Utrecht (NL) / dB’s

20.11.2015 – Maastricht (NL) / Muziekgieterij

21.11.2015 – Louvain-la-Neuve (BEL) / Festival la Ferme

22.11.2015 – Leeds (UK) / Belgrave Music Hall

23.11.2015 – Glasgow (UK) / Ivory Blacks

24.11.2015 – Milton Keynes (UK) / Craufurd Arms

25.11.2015 – London (UK) / Dingwalls (upgraded from The Black Heart)

26.11.2015 – Paris (F) / Le Klub

27.11.2015 – Oberhausen (D) / Air Pressure Festival

28.11.2015 – Dresden (D) / Beatpol

29.11.2015 – Warsaw (PL) / Hydrozagadka

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02.12.2015 – Vienna (A) / B72

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