Thomas Méreur is a French composer and singer-songwriter. Dyrholaey is the debut full-length which was recently released by Preserved Sound. Eleven tracks which show his delicate vocals and the minimal and evocative piano lines. “I wanted Dyrhólaey to be very simple, so it’s mostly about piano and voice,” says Thomas. “Blending the voices together to create a whole new melody was very exciting to record, and brings a rewarding sense of richness.

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Named after Dyrhólaey, a small peninsula on the south coast of Iceland, Thomas has always felt a connection to the country through the music of artists such as Sigur Rós, Ólafur Arnalds and Björk. There are two themes that blend together on this album – Iceland and losing someone – with some of the lyrics making reference to the wild Icelandic nature and strange comforting loneliness that seems to come from it.