Born in Hafnarfjörður in Iceland, Sóley Stefánsdóttir has attracted a huge following with her fairytale song-craft since launching her solo career in 2010 with the release of her EP Theater Island. Sóley’s fantastical sepia-toned alt-pop tunes continued with the release of her debut full-length album We Sink in 2011. Since then she has released three more LP’s and other works, spanning musical genres from dream-like alt pop to experimental & progressive compositions for accordion and voice.
Sóley’s critically acclaimed album, Mother Melancholia, was released in 2021. The album received an award as the album of the year in the open category at the Icelandic Music Awards, and received three other nominations. Mother Melancholia was also chosen album of the year at Reykjavík Grapevine Music Awards. Sóley was nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize 2022 and in 2020 received an incentive prize from the Kristján Eldjárn Memorial Fund.
Sóley has worked on music and sound for theatre as well as films, radio programs, dance works and short films. She is also a music composition tutor at the Icelandic Academic of the Arts.
For the past twelve years, Sóley has traveled the world almost non-stop to perform her music.