Daníel Hjálmtýsson has been making sounds from early childhood, garnering acclaim for his mature approach to melody and harmony. Fronting garage bands and singing in children´s choirs along with studying music, Daníel grew into liking all kinds of different musical genres as a kid, making demos in his room and studying all different aspects of music. Daníel quickly grew out of wanting to classically study instruments and began getting to know them on his own. Often escaping cruel and harsh circumstances in his day to day and finding security and warmth in music.

Picking up the clarinet at age 7, Daniel gravitated towards guitars around age 9 yet vocals became his main attraction. Still keeping with the attitude of trying to play whatever was around.

In Daníel Hjálmtýsson´s solo venture, that now finally emerges with official releases you can hear influences of the melancholic and melodic, the classical, the rock, the electronic, the ambient, the country folk, the dark and the light that make up the spectrum of Daníel Hjálmtýsson music. Integrating the beautiful in the brutal and vice versa. Poetic lyricism creates a dynamic between Daníel´s worlds of his yesterdays and the dreams of his tomorrows.

Releasing his debut solo single, the dark powerhouse, Birds, in the wake of 2020, Daníel has previously released music through his experimental side project, HYOWLP as well as being a frequent live performer in Iceland throughout the last decade or so.  

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His song, Birds, touches on personal experiences of struggle and bleeds like an open wound through the 5-minute mark with Daníel´s poetry and instrumentation being accompanied by members Hálfdán Árnason (bass/synths) and Skúli Gíslason (drums/percussion)along with special guests and friends Magnús Jóhann (piano/synths), a frequent collaborator of Daníel´s and the incredible Red Limo Quartet of the Netherlands. Daníel credits the song as a homage to the inner struggles to survive.


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