Siv Disa is an American recording and video artist currently based in Reykjavik, Iceland. Prior to this, she spent time performing with her band in NYC under the name ‘Siv Disa and the Sea Divers’. This led to a monthly residency at Bowery Electric in 2019, a self-released EP ‘Waltzes’, and performances at festivals such as Sidewalk Antifolk Fest and Club Passim’s Campfire Festival. Drawing the interest of UK’s Trapped Animal, she next released two singles: “Moths” and “Fear” on their label, and is looking forward to releasing her debut album with Trapped Animal in 2021.
Her songs draw inspiration from the worlds of both pop and contemporary classical, combining vivid lyricism and surreal imagery with complex harmonic ideas. Influences include Fiona Apple, Bjork, Dmitri Shostakovich, Sofia Gubaidulina, and Portishead. Visually, she is inspired by the surrealist films of yorgos lanthimos, charlie kaufmann, and michel gondry.
“Siv Disa’s musical style is unmistakable; minor chords and dissonant sounds give her songs a haunting feel, while her warm, soft voice invites the listener into even the darkest of stories.” - Audiofemme
“Propelled by eerie, atmospheric hooks, ‘moths’ showcases Disa’s soaring raw vocals alongside a spellbinding majesty. As profound lyrics flow from an ethereal plane, it’s an utterly captivating offering” - Get In Her Ears