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Daði og Gagnamagnið

Music and family have always meant the world to Daði Freyr. They are the two essentials that inspire and motivate him to fulfil his ambitions, as well as keeping him closely connected to his beloved Iceland and the close-knit communities he has always adored.

As an artist who enjoys obsessing over and dissecting the intricate craft of the three-minute pop song, Daði is a keen student of the fascinatingly diverse annual explosion of pop that is the Eurovision Song Contest.

Although there was no competition in Rotterdam last year, his 2020 entry Think About Things became a hugely infectious dance sensation. The track has been streamed over seventy million times on Spotify, and it blessed the official Top 40 charts of the United Kingdom, Sweden and Ireland (where it placed in the Top 3, as it did in Daði's native Iceland).

Daði’s wife and inspiration for 10 Years, Árný Fjóla, is one of the members of Gagnamagnið. His sister, Sigrún Birna Pétursdóttir, undertakes backing vocal duties and friends Hulda Kristín Kolbrúnardóttir, Stefán Hannesson and Jóhann Sigurður Jóhannsson complete the grooves and moves in the rest of the line-up.

The unique choral sounds in 10 Years are samples of vocals from a thousand different people all over the world, who were invited to contribute their individual voices to be included: Daði even persuaded his parents to join in and sing.

Lyrics of 10 Years

We’ve been together for a decade now
Still everyday I’m loving you more
If I could do it all again
I’d probably do it all the same as before

I don’t wanna know what would have happened if I never had had your love
I didn’t become myself before I met you
I don’t wanna know what would have happened if I never had felt your love
Everything about you I like

We started out so fast
Now we can take it slower
Love takes some time, takes a little time so take a little time
As it ages like wine

How does it keep getting better
Everyday our love finds a new way to grow
The time we spend together
Simply feels good
We got a good thing going

And just when I thought that my heart was full
I found places that I never explored
You’re so fascinating
I can’t remember the last time I was bored

I don’t wanna know what would have happened if I never had had your love
I didn’t become myself before I met you
I don’t wanna know what would have happened if I never had felt your love
Everything about you I like

How does it keep getting better
Everyday our love finds a new way to grow
The time we spend together
Simply feels good
We got a good thing going

How does it keep getting better
Everyday our love finds a new way to grow
The time we spend together
Simply feels good
We got a good thing going