JFDR is the solo project of Icelandic musician and singer Jófríður Ákadóttir of Pascal Pinon. and Samaris. Two years ago she released her debut album titled Brazil. After 2018’s EP White Sun Live Part 1: Strings, she announced the release of her sophomore album New Dreams which will be out on March 13th via White Sun Recording. We already shared “Taking A Part Of Me”; “My Work” is a new excerpt. Watch the official video below.
“’My Work’ marks a somewhat transitional moment, where I was pushing myself to my limits, travelling constantly, running away from my home, from my demons,” explains JFDR. “I had been working on these chords for a little bit, I was smoking a cigarette in my friend Aaron’s loft in Brooklyn, I had spent a few weeks there and it was getting colder. I remember a very beautiful loneliness; I was excited to be there, but it was all foreign to me. And I was looking out the window and thinking about death, the cigarette triggered this I guess, but I had also been thinking about naivety and innocence and glorifying something I was (or thought I was) before I experienced sadness and loneliness in the adult way.
I was thinking about my mother, how a mother can only be as happy as her saddest child, and I felt sorry, I felt how that was sadder than me being sad. The song reminds me of those moments I was living at the loft, in all weathers, on the stairway looking at the city in the distance, on the roof , in Aaron’s room, in my room, in the evening or night time, smoking, existing, wondering what I was doing there, processing this magical yet heart wrenching lack of belonging, was it what I wanted?”