After a string of successful singles and EPs, rising Icelandic singer-songwriter Axel Flóvent is back with a stunning new single titled “Tourist.” A swooning ballad-like song, full of heartfelt outpourings, as he delicately strums an acoustic guitar on the verses as a resounding chorus “maybe you’ll find it” subsides into a swelling horn section.
“Tourist for me is about this feeling of trying to reach the unreachable” Axel explains. “Exploring new places, things, people and new experiences with the hope to find something to hold on to.”
Axel joins Nettwerk’s expanding label roster, which includes artists like Passenger, The Paper Kites, Harrison Storm, Vök, Old Sea Brigade, SYML and more.
“Tourist” is taken from a forthcoming new EP on Nettwerk Records, due out early 2020. Stay tuned for more details and new music.
Axel is currently on tour with The Paper Kites in Europe. See full list of dates below.
Tour Dates (w/ The Paper Kites):
11/23 – Warszawa, Poland @ Hydrozagadka
11/24 – Poznan, Poland @ Blue Note Jazz Club
11/25 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Rock Café
11/26 – Erlangen, Germany @ E-Werk
11/27 – Frankfurt Am Main, Germany @ Zoom
11/28 – Dresden, Germany @ Beatpol
12/2 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
12/3 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
12/5 – Leeds, UK @ The Wardrobe
12/6 – Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
12/8 – Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans
12/9 – Glasgow, UK @ St Lukes
12/10 – Liverpool, UK @ The Arts Club
12 /12 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
12/13 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
12/15 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall
About Axel Flovent:
Born and raised in the Northern fishing village of Húsavík, Axel recorded his first EP Forest Fires, it was here where the songs were written under the influence of everything from Bon Iver to Bombay Bicycle Club. It yielded an international phenomenon in the form of the title track, generating over 40 million streams. At 19 years old, he moved into his first apartment in Amsterdam and “felt so isolated.” He admits, “I was supposed to be in a music mecca, but I never left the apartment.” So, he traded Amsterdam for the seaside town of Brighton in the UK where he recorded his latest EP Youthful Hearts. Living in Brighton gave Axel “the clarity to move to Iceland.” This year, Axel returned to Iceland, and chose to plant roots in the capital Reykjavík. Tapping into the DIY spirit of his earliest recordings, but with a sense of refinement and newfound wisdom, Axel is currently working on brand new material with producer Ian Grimble (The 1975, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Daughter, Bear’s Den, Mumford & Sons), to be released on his new label home Nettwerk (Passenger, SYML, Angus and Julia Stone).